Just this morning, Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) announced that it has received a $5,000 grant from the Finish Line Youth Foundation. The grant will help provide scholarships for youth attending NBW's Bike Camp 2010, allowing NBW to further its mission of providing opportunities for youth through bicycling. This is the second year the foundation has supported NBW.
Also: NBW is looking for summer camp volunteers. See a small blurb from their blog about the kinds of things volunteers do, after the jump:
In the morning, we take the kids on a ride to various locations around the city. Field trips include rides to Spriral Q Puppet Factory, The Urban Nutrition Initiative, Bartram’s Gardens, The Mill Creek Urban Farm, and The Sprinkler Park. Volunteers help to supervise these rides. In the afternoon, the kids return to the shop for lunch and a bicycle lesson. During the lesson, volunteers make sure that the kids are paying attention and help them with any difficulties that may arise. Working with the summer camp is a great opportunity to learn the basics of bicycle repair and to explore the city.
We are also seeking individuals who have a special skill to share with the campers. Do you have an awesome, kid-friendly recipe to share? Do you make awesome art? Do you ride bikes professionally? Do you have cool stories to share about biking? If you do something awesome that kids think is awesome too, we’d love for you to volunteer for a day and share your expertise with the campers.
If you are interested in volunteering, take a look at the session dates here, and send an email to email@example.com, indicating your availability.