A Bike Tech Program Helps Students Ride Into a New Career Pathway
- Local Champion: Taos High School
- Date Funded: March 15, 2023
- Grant Amount: $30,000
While there have been various initiatives in Taos to expand mountain bike trails and other cycling infrastructure, there are very few opportunities for kids to learn bike maintenance skills. To address this educational gap, a Taos High School teacher hoped to launch a Project Bike Tech curriculum in which students would have access to work stations and dedicated courses about how to build, maintain, and fix bicycles, developing a career pathway that hadn’t been accessible in the community previously. While the school worked with the community to bring resources to the table, they needed help bridging their funding gap. A grant from LOR helped Taos High School purchase work stations and tools, and also helped a teacher gain the appropriate certification to implement the curriculum.
This project was fiscally sponsored by Project Bike Tech.