Youth Development

May 28, 2011

Youth Development

In an increasingly digitized world we offer youth an opportunity to come face to face with each other through physical work. A return to learning these manual skills gives immediate feedback: a working bike. In the long run, as youth interact with each other successfully in our workshop, they will grow to join the many adults in Detroit that are using their manual skills to build and sustain communities. By empowering youth to make themselves mobile with their own hands they can also take responsibility for other parts of their lives.

Every year we hire some of our youth to work for us and most go on to teach their skills to others. So it isn’t a matter of youth being the leaders of tomorrow. It is a matter of youth leading today.

- The Hub of Detroit Collective

4 Responses to Youth Development

  1. [...] a social justice platform for addressing issues of economics, environment, and equity. Focused on youth development, sustainable practices, and community access, Hub of Detroit provides cycling education and [...]

  2. [...] The Hub of Detroit’s mission is to provide cycling education and services with a focus on youth development,sustainable practices,and community [...]

  3. zsabetta on July 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    My grandchildren love you. Keep up the good work.

    • jasonx on July 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      That is good to hear! Thanks so much. Have them come ride bikes with us on our Youth Rides, every Saturday at 3pm!

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