Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wecycle Atlanta Partners with The Local Boys and Girls Club!

On a mission to engage youth in life-sustaining practices, Wecycle Atlanta teams up with The Harland Boys and Girls Club to help youth earn bicycles and teach them about community service.

The month of June set a precedent for Wecycle Atlanta. We held our first pilot program at The Boys and Girls club. We couldn't have asked for a better place to start our journey as we set out to spread the Bike Gear and Garden Gospel! The youth were truly engaged in every assignment, and were quick to show off their new bicycle maintenance and safety maneuvering skills to the staff and their parents. Their latest lesson included: naming every part of the bicycle, quickly changing tires, and, lastly, building reservoir systems at the Ashview Community Garden, our weekly community service site.

The program's finale had the youth participating in a bike ride around their own community taking them to Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University! At the rides end, they settled at the Ashview Community Garden. Here, the girls and boys learned about the fruits and vegetables growing in the garden, built reservoir systems out of recycled Gatorade bottles and were introduced to composting after finishing their healthy, organic snacks. The youth were excited to be engaged in community service that will eventually provide healthy and organic food to the surrounding community!

What a group of youth! We are proud to work with The Harland Boys and Girls Club to develop health-conscious and community oriented-youth!


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