Youth Shop

 

About Youth Shop

Youth spend the first half of their time in the shop volunteering in order to earn parts and personal instruction during the second half of the shop time.

Volunteer work includes cleaning bikes, stripping bikes, organizing and cleaning parts, and cleaning the shop. Volunteer work is structured to teach lessons about bicycle anatomy, proper use of tools, basic mechanical concepts, organization, and professionalism.

Participants then fix their own bikes with the assistance of instructors and volunteers. We encourage instructors to keep their hands clean and let youth do the work so that they learn with their hands and enjoy the fruits of their labors when they leave the shop with a repaired bike.


Who participates

Youth Shop is open to all youth ages 12 to 18. We work with partner organizations to encourage participation from youth with social and economic barriers.

 

Location

Old Spokes Home Community Workshop (formerly called Bike Recycle Vermont) 

664 Riverside Ave., Burlington (see map at bottom of page)

 

Dates & Time

Every Thursday in the summer (5/12/17 - 8/24/17) from 3:30pm to 6pm.

 

Community Partners

Diversity Rocks International Youth Group

King Street Center

Boys and Girls Club

Burlington After School Program

D.R.E.A.M.

SPECTRUM Youth and Family Services

 

Sponsorship Partners

This could be you! To sponor the Youth Shop program that creates access to bikes and bicycle education for youth, email Outreach Director Christine Hill at christine@bikerecyclevt.org.

OLD SPOKES HOME

 

322 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Tel:
(802) 863-4475

HOURS
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

(formerly known as Bike Recycle Vermont)

664 Riverside Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401

Tel: (802) 264-9687

EVERYBODY BIKES PROGRAM HOURS
Tuesday: 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm
Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Hours for volunteering, classes, and youth programs vary. Check out their respective pages to learn more.

CREATING ACCESS TO BIKES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY PROVIDE FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY.


 

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