Midway Rentals and the Y team up to “Start the Cycle”

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MountainBiker2Start the Cycle is a program that introduces at risk youth to a life full of success through mountain biking. The program provides the structure for participants to achieve goals and have a sense of belonging. The goal of the program is to complete the Ore 2 Shore Epic Mountain Bike Race in August.

At risk teens can benefit from mentoring and challenge based goals that enable them to experience success. The participants are supported by volunteers, donors, mentors and role models from the community as they progress through the program.

By providing positive SONY DSCexperiences for participants, other objectives of the program include improving the youth’s grades in school, establishing goals, expanding social skills and building trust. Monitoring on both an individual and group basis is recorded weekly, reviewed and evaluated by the 25th Circuit Court, Family Division, and volunteer coordinators responsible for the individual and group activities.

The youth meet weekly at the Y for biking experiences, team building activities and outdoor mountain biking. Group discussions will emphasize the value of teamwork, achievement through effort, the need for boundaries, establishing goals, and planning to achieve those goals. Strict rules of conduct will be followed for the privilege to participate.

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please call or email Steffani Gerard, at 906.227.9622, sgerard@ymcamqt.org

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