Our Youth Apprenticeship Summer Program wrapped up last Friday after 8 weeks of mechanic training, sessions on social justice and community building, and tours of bike industry businesses.
On the last day of the Summer Program, the youth took a bike ride to Minnehaha Falls (pictured above), went through a debrief of the summer, and ended the day with ice cream cake to celebrate their successes.
What were the apprentices’ favorite parts of the summer? They said:
“I enjoyed the bike rides to different bike shops.”
“I liked learning about bike mechanics from Alex.”
“The tour to QBP and Park Tool were really informative.”
Thank you to Jonathan Grad, Taco Cat, and The Herbivorous Butcher for donating lunch this summer. Thank you to Quality Bicycle Products, Park Tool, Saris Infrastructure, and Full Cycle for welcoming us into your spaces this summer. And shout out to the Sundance Family Foundation for their continued support of Youth Programming at Cycles for Change.