2017 Summer Youth Ambassador Program
Youth Ambassadors help Bike Easy understand transportation priorities and needs for our region’s youth
Bike Easy’s Youth Ambassador Program is a stipended summer opportunity for young adults to build soft and hard work skills, develop community leadership abilities, and impart transportation advocacy knowledge – all through bicycling. Throughout the 6 week program participants take weekly bike rides exploring the city, receive presentations from community leaders, and think critically about their own solutions for improved transportation in New Orleans.
This summer will be the third consecutive year of youth cohorts working at Bike Easy. This year’s program has a very large focus on story gathering efforts as part of the Connect the Crescent campaign which will include story telling events at Public Libraries and using social media to capture why peers enjoy riding their bikes. Summer ambassadors will also help create and install way-finder signs around Bike Easy led demonstration projects, distribute information and canvas neighbors about potential transportation improvements.
Bike Easy is excited to empower young people to be confident bicyclists, teachers, and leaders. This program is made possible with generous funding from the American Heart Association and our strong partnerships with the Youth Empowerment Project’s Work & Learn Bike Shop, The Net Charter School & New Orleans Public Library.