2017 Grant Recipients

EL GRUPO YOUTH CYCLING-5th Year Grant-$7,500

Agency Background: El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building and bike-centered, so they can acquire the self-confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. Their mission is to empower youth through bicycles.

Focus of 2017 Grant: Education Support for El Grupo Youth:

  • Ongoing academic support through staff and pairing with volunteer tutors
  • Mondays 3-6pm “Structured and Open Hours Mechanics” workshops
  • Specific sessons for youth and parents on College Prep – study sessions, making resources available, assistance with essays and scholarship applications
  • Build-a-Bike intensive mechanic skills workshops from May – August

Measureable Results: 100% go on to college and 100% of youth age 15+ are employed as “Youth Bike Ambassadors” throughout Pima County.

Contact: Daniela Diamente, Executive Director info@elgrupocycling.org