Community Bike Works was conceived by Allentown residents with backgrounds in education, drug abuse prevention, vocational training, mechanics, business, and community action. Community Bike Works develops and uses peer role models, adult mentors, and bicycles to draw boys and girls, ages 9 to 17, into the program and away from drugs, crime, and the streets. We use bicycles, peer role models and adult mentors to engage youth; and once engaged, influence their behavior and their outlook about school and life.
Kids learn mechanics, develop business skills, commitment and responsibilities, and improve their employability.
Kids even earn a recycled bike and new helmet for their efforts.
Above right: Community Bike Works staff member -- and 2006 Earn a Bike graduate -- Haze Figueroa and his students are all smiles after completeting their bike rodeo. Can you help ensure kids like Haze can continue to thrive at Community Bike Works? Please donate today.