Youth Shop

 

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 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.

 

LOCATION

Old Spokes Home 

664 Riverside Ave., Burlington

(formerly called Bike Recycle Vermont) 

 

DATES & TIMES

Every Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, year-round.

 

WHO PARTICIPATES

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.

 


 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Diversity Rocks International Youth Group

King Street Center

Boys and Girls Club

Burlington After School Program

DREAM

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

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

HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Our retail shop and Community Workshop are now under the same roof! Come in anytime we're open.

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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