Bikes Over Bang'N will work with young men, the program will be broken down into 3 age groups: 11-13, 13-15, and 15-17. Each group has their own curriculum that is catered particularly to their age’s group. Our goal is to create opportunities for children to develop interests, skills and cultural awareness, by providing positive role models for youth in Bikes Over Bang’N. Each workshop will have a guest speaker who is from the neighborhood and would like to share their story.
They will be life skills workshops centered around:
- Gang prevention and intervention,
- Alcohol and Drug use prevention and intervention
- Job and Career Development,
- Safety Awareness/ fundamental of Riding
- Unity and Peace
- Decision and Goal Making Skills
- Educational Enhancement
- Respect and Teamwork
- Counseling Services / Group sessions
We will provide a safe and structured place for the youth to ride. We will teach youth how to ride safely and responsibly. We will mentor the youth through riding by holding them accountable, teaching them to be respectful in their relationships and daily life.
These activities include but are not limited to:
- Feeding the homeless,
- Painting over graffiti
- Picking up trash in local neighborhoods.
This part of our program is to encourage our youth to give back and encourage their friends and family to do so as well.
Activities may include sporting games, field trips to dirt tracks to watch races, stunt rides, competition rides, parties, movies, BBQ’s and more.
We often read about our young men becoming high school dropouts, committing crimes, engaging in gang related acts of violence, selling or using drugs, or becoming victims of gun violence at an early age. Most kids feel lost and lack structure in their life. Without positive motivation or direction, they become a product of their environment. There are limited male role models that can relate to our youth and expose them to positive opportunities. We are always looking for mentors willing to dedicate their time and can offer their guidance and encouragement.
Research Has Shown:
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Jurisdiction crime report last year 175 homicides crimes reported, non gang-related 105 and the percent gang- related 60.0%. The largest number of gang-related homicides reported occurred in Compton (n= 21). Gang-related violence accounted for approximately 43% of all homicides in Los Angeles County, as per the Review of Homicide Crime Statistics, Criminal Justice Center.
Youth need to be given different options. They need support, safety and guidance. Sometimes youth struggle to find a successful way out of their environment, Bikes Over Bang’n will provide that way. We plan to create a program centered around the needs of the youth.
Mentor Guidelines & Requirements
- A sincere desire to mentor a young person
- Respect for young people
- Active listener
- The ability to see solutions and opportunities
- Flexibility and openness
Guidelines to Enroll A Child
- Must be males between the ages of 11-17. New applicants need not exceed 17 years of age.
- $50 fee. Includes Membership Shirt & Application Process.
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