Before we talk about education, training or 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, let us show you...

Video by Thomas Enright

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

In BikeRescue, participants fully strip and rebuild two bikes each, the first is donated to charity, the second is ‘earned’ for them to keep. 

170309_Dismantle15_143 copy.jpg

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

BikeRescue has an impact on it's 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
I found working on gears the most challenging but I had them working by the end
— BikeRescue Participant

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