Dismantle's Mirrabooka BikeRescue program, held at The Square Mirrabooka Shopping Centre came to a close early this week. The Mirrabooka was a BikeRescue program consisted of 8 sessions during Terms 3 and 4, engaging with a number of local referral partners including Dianella Senior High School Education Support Centre, Warwick Senior High School, North Balga Primary School and Stirling Skills Training.
Throughout the program, we had the opportunity to engage and mentor eight young people in healthy life decisions, building their confidence and hands-on skills and developing community networks in their local area.
In addition to restoring bikes for themselves, our young people put together three donation bicycles that were donated to Save the Children to be received by three young people in need of independent transport. We are very proud of their efforts.
We would like to thank the following funding partners for their support of the program:
In addition to funding support, we would like to acknowledge to generous support of The Square Mirrabooka Shopping Centre for access to a vacant tenancy to run this program and the Public Transport Authority’s Right Track program for their the support in providing our mentors with content to engage our young people in healthy conversations around staying safe on public transport.
Along with representatives from all of our referral and funding partners at our program presentations and donations ceremony, we would also like to thank Janine Freeman MLA for her time to join us to celebrate this program and presenting our BikeRescue graduates with their certificates.
At Dismantle we get excited when the community comes together and provides opportunities for young people at-risk. This was one of those times.