We've known Drew since he was 13 years old.
He came to a few summer Fixapalooza bike repair clinics when we first moved to Riverview Launch. After learning he could earn a new bike, his grandma signed him up for the fall 2015 Earn-a-Bike program. We've seen Drew a lot over the last few years as he participated in bike rides, fix programs, and as a Youth Advisory Board member. These days Drew is 16 years old and he is our newest teen Apprentice. For those of you who are new to Open Roads, the Apprenticeship is a 60-hour paid job-training program in our bike shop designed for young people to gain essential career readiness skills. Today we're going to show you what it's like to be an Apprentice during the very first work week at Open Roads! BUT FIRST- we're going to show you photos of Drew progressing through programs, because we love to show our students advancing and growing since that is a primary goal of our program offerings.
Week One as an Open Roads Apprentice:
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Willo Radgens, Executive Director - In Coordination with: Open Roads staff and board members, youth and parents, and dedicated program partners