The Earn-a-Bike program is a 6 week after-school program where students meet once a week for 2 hours a day with a Mechanical Skills Instructor and a Social Skills Instructor. Students gain hands-on mechanic skills while learning social skills that will help them become successful in life. In the end they earn a bike, helmet, lock, t-shirt, and certificate.
One of the tools Open Roads uses is Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. This is a model of teaching students appropriate behavior. Open Roads focuses on five simple ideas:
R – Respect: Show kindness to other people in the program.
O – Own your actions: If you do something great or make a mistake, own it!
A – Attitude counts: Stay positive while working on your bike.
D – Discipline: Finish what you start.
S – Safety: Always wear a helmet!