Before we talk about youth apprenticeships and employment, we have to first find out where a young person is, where they want to go, and what’s going to get them there.
We do this using bikes.
BikeRescue is a dynamic program that integrates hands-on skill building to engage and mentor young people who need support.
In BikeRescue, participants fully strip and rebuild two bikes each, the first is donated to charity, the second is ‘earned’ for them to keep.
Throughout the program, participants are building their knowledge, social skills, self-esteem, confidence and teamwork, that is transferred to further opportunities.
During each session, BikeRescue Mentors work alongside participants to explore their vocation aspirations, identify challenges and provide the support so they can get there.
At the end of the program, each participant graduates with an Individualised Pathway Plan and is connected to support agencies that can help them achieve their goals.
To find out more about BikeRescue, contact us at BikeRescue@dismantle.org.au