Before we talk about education, training or employment, first we need to 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. Let us show you how:

Video by Thomas Enright

BikeRescue is a dynamic youth development program that uses hands-on skill-building to engage and mentor young people in need of support. BikeRescue builds knowledge, social skills, confidence and teamwork through various mechanical and mentoring activities.

During BikeRescue, participants fully strip and rebuild two bikes each. The first is donated to charity, which earns them the second one to customise and keep for themselves. 

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During each session, BikeRescue mentors work alongside participants while exploring their mental health, hobbies, passions, and vocational aspirations. We help them to identify their barriers, figure out how to tackle their challenges, and provide support so they can reach their potential.

BikeRescue has a massive positive impact on both its participants and those around them. The feedback from recent BikeRescue programs tell the real story:

I learned how to confront my fears about new social situations and talking to new people”
— BikeRescue Participant
Our son really loved BikeRescue.
I haven’t heard him speak so much or share such details of what he had learned.
He really engaged.
— BikeRescue Parent
Jack is so thrilled with his bike and the whole experience of the Dismantle program. He is much more positive and enthusiastic; hopeful. He has even prepared a resume and applied for jobs!
— BikeRescue Parent

For more information, or if you feel that BikeRescue may be relevant to the needs of the young people you are supporting, please express your interest below.