2013 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
EL GRUPO YOUTH CYCLING
1st Year Funding
Agency Background: El Grupo was founded in 2004 with the mission to empower youth through bicycles by instilling life-long healthy habits, and building character and camaraderie through bike riding, racing and outreach. They emphasize personal and social responsibility. Participants are required to submit quarterly report cards and U of A students offer tutoring and mentoring to struggling students.
Focus of the 2013 SCCF Grant: Youth Leadership & Cycling Development: The grant will enable El Grupo to develop a structure for educational enhancements to their tutoring/homework programs and pay for bike mechanic lessons, based on a “train-the-trainer” model. As participants gain experience they are expected to provide leadership roles and inspire the newer riders. El Grupo conducts numerous bike safety courses at regional community health fairs.