Teaching ”at risk kids” to build bikes


What’s the old adage?  Give a kid a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. But teach him to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.  Well the same thing holds true for riding bikes. Listen to this fascinating tale of two people in Georgia who built a non-profit (Bearing Bike Works) all geared around the simple idea of teaching “at risk” kids how to build and maintain their own bikes.  Earning a free bike for learning a new skill. And teaching them some valuable “life skills” along the way like persistence, patience and perseverance. And a new found belief in themselves.

Taking a risk on “at risk kids”. And setting them on a new path. That’s the story on this week’s PEDEGO PODCAST.


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