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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Second life bikes, inc. Is a biking community center in asbury park where people connect to each other, build skills, join group bike rides, learn bike safety, and create bike art and custom designs that can support new social enterprises. Its mission is to get more people (especially youth) on bikes, more often, while encouraging people to repurpose old bikes and bike parts, rather than discard them.

Programs: The mission of second life bikes, inc. Is to create a biking community in the asbury park area with a focus on children. The organization primarily uses proceeds from the community bike shop to support a youth earn-a-bike program. In 2014, over 100 children participated in that program and were able to earn a bike after spending time learning bike repair. The program works towards enhancing leadership development skills, developing self- confidence, enhancing hand-eye coordination and imparting first-level applied mechanical and math skills. Many of those children also participated in group rides. During the same year 1,700 bicycles were donated and over 800 bicycles were recycled and sold. Over 1,000 low-cost bike repairs were also provided to the community, which is a lmi (low middle income) area in which a significant number of residents rely on bicycles as their mode of transportation.

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