ABOUT YOUTH SHOP
Youth Shop is a weekly drop-in time for young people. It's all about volunteerism and hands-on learning.
Youth Shop is 2.5 hours long. Attendees spend the first half of Youth Shop volunteering, and the second half working on their own bikes.
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 work on 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.
(formerly called Bike Recycle Vermont)
DATES & TIMES
Every Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm, year-round.
Youth Shop is open to all people ages 12 to 18. We work with partner organizations to encourage participation from youth with social and economic barriers.
Burlington After School Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.