Posted by Christine Goss on Mar 15, 2018
The Rotary Clubs of Ascot and Belmont have teamed to support another amazing community youth project run by Dismantle for at-risk kids at our local high school. BikeRescue is a dynamic program that uses bike mechanics to mentor young people who need support beyond traditional classrooms. The kids strip and rebuild two bikes, the first is donated to charity and the second is earned by the kids to keep.  Mentors engage with the kids, helping them to build their knowledge and skills, their self-esteem and confidence while identifying their vocational ambitions and any challenges they may have.  The kids then graduate not only with a bike but with an individualised Pathway Plan and contact with appropriate support agencies that can help them to achieve their goals.