Our youth development program is the real power behind Phoenix Bikes. We believe that our shop provides an unparalleled learning exercise for the development of young leaders, within an immersive, real-world retail operation, providing the opportunity for:
- Learning – Youth in the shop take on new challenges, use both academic and practical skills, acquire analytical problem solving skills and engage in operations management.
- Healthy Peer Interaction – Learning to work together as a team, participants gain confidence, appreciate diversity and develop healthy, long-term friendships.
- Community Service – Youth learn to plan, develop and complete a finished product from start to finish – with its sale providing a direct impact on local neighborhoods.
- Fun – Our program is meant to build friendships, provide fun and promote a healthy, active lifestyle among participants.
If you’re between 12-17 years old (or in middle or high school) and interested in joining, submit a registration form via google and bring this signed agreement with you on your first day. New mechanics can arrive any time the shop is open to get oriented and start learning! To start, we recommend allotting two hours per work session as most youth mechanics become pretty wiped. Did we miss anything? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.