2017 Summer Youth Ambassador Program

Posted by Virginia Brisley on June 15, 2017 in Bicycle Safety

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.

Youth will work 3 days/week for a total of 8hrs/week with stipend of $8/hr. Youth that are under 18 will need parent/guardian permission to take weekly bike rides with Bike Easy. Applications are due to Bike Easy by June 19 with the first day of the program on June 28. Youth will work through Aug 4. To apply for this opportunity please contact Virginia – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (504)861-4022 for an application. Applications can also be downloaded from link on this page.

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.

2017 Youth Ambassador Application

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