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Program Name: Bike Mechanics Summer Project

This BiCi Co. project is a 3-week Summer Internship program for youth 14-16 years old. We run 2 cohorts ending right before school starts. The curriculum is designed to have the youth:

  • Learn Introductory Bike Mechanic skills through live demonstrations, videos, and a hands-on experience.
  • Learn about Hartford, CT Bicycle History in the city of Hartford as African American Cycling History.
  • Engage in community building activities including CT Urbanists bench builds.
  • Become oriented with conflict resolution and professionalism in the workplace, learn time management, and gain problem-solving skills, all to prepare them for the workforce.
  • Contribute to BiCi Co shop organization.
  • Career Readiness Instruction.

Supports Available Through Program: Transportation, guidance, mentoring, self-care instruction, Career Development instruction

Contact Details

Program Lead Point of Contact: Michael Thompson

BiCiCo Programs Coordinator

Location Address
97 Park St. Hartford, CT 06106

Program Details

Career Continuum Program Level: Career Awareness

Badges/Credentials Offered: Mentoring / Guidance, Internship (Unpaid)

Other Badges/Credentials Offered: Community Engagement, Sustainable Transportation

Length of Program: Three weeks

Target Population: Age - < 17, Other

Target Population Gender: TBD

Eligibility Requirements: Age < 17, Other

Eligibility Requirements Other: Youth 14-16

Residency Eligibility Requirements: Greater Hartford Region

Service Type: Career Competency Training, Guidance and Counseling, Leadership Development

Service Type Other: Incentives and a free bike, lights, and helmet.

Sector: Transportation / Distribution / Logistics

Schedule (When is your program offered?): TBD

Capacity for Each Implementation (Target Number): 10

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