When you children outgrow their bikes or want the next, newest one, don’t just throw away the old two wheelers. in 2009 Kerri Martin opened her non-profit business Second Life Bikes. What’s unique about the company is that if a child wants a bike, he/she must spend some time working on repairing it and refurbishing bikes for others…a sort of sweat-equity. Kerri teaches the boys and girls about bike repair and operation, job skills and work ethic. Troubled youth can do community service in her shop. She’s also planning to expand into more formal training, welding instruction, nutrition classes and riding clubs.
To learn more about this wonderful program or to make a donation, go to: http://www.secondlifebikes.org