BCM Scholarship Available for the 3rd Annual National Youth Bike Summit!

 

Let your bicycle-loving high school and college friends know that New York City is the place to be from February 15-17, 2013 for the 3rd Annual National Youth Bike Summit.  This year, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is offering a scholarship to help ensure that youth voices from Maine are present and accounted for. Apply now for the scholarship!

The scholarship the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is offering is for either:

  • One high school student and one parent/adult chaperone to attend the Summit (total of $575), or 
  • Two college students to attend (total of $575).

The deadline for this application is January 24.  If you’re interested in the Youth Bike Summit 2013 scholarship, please apply now for the scholarship!

The Youth Bike Summit is a three day gathering geared toward youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. This national conference aims to bring people from different disciplines to explore, network, and learn how bicycling can be a legitimate and safe form of transportation for today’s youth. With this mission in mind, the Youth Bike Summit offers a dynamic inter-generational exchange through educational workshops and
panel discussions that are both interactive and practical.

The Youth Bike Summit also provides tools and information on fundraising and best practices for schools that wish to incorporate bikes into the physical fabric of the learning environment.  Last year, Maine Safe Routes to School Program and Bicycle Coalition of Maine staff attended the Summit and it was a fabulous experience for youth and adult advocates alike!

Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit and register here.  You can also get a sense for the event with this short & sweet video of last year’s Youth Bike Summit by Streetfilms. 


Whether you apply for the scholarship or not, don’t hesitate to get yourself, local youth, and anyone else from your community who is building and/or exploring youth bike programming to the Summit! And please let us know if you’re going, in case there are carpooling opportunities from Maine.  For more information or to coordinate transportation, please contact Sarah Cushman.

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