City of Boston
Youth Instructors are expected to be role models and peer leaders. The Ideal Candidate for this Job: Another component of being a Youth Instructor also has to do with our BOCA program (Bicyclist Organizing For Community Action). This component is another responsibility our youth have and they are expected to promote cycling and bike safety in the city, advocate for environmental justice and sustainability, and advance the values of youth empowerment and social justice espoused in BNB’s mission. We want Youth to not only teach these values within the walls of BNB, but to take these values out into the community in the form of our Chain Reaction Program, where we go to community events or pop-up locations and run a mobile bike repair shop.
Another way our Youth Instructors fulfill this role is by going to community events that address current issues, whether it be for affordable housing or more money for Youth jobs, and sometimes even lead trainings – such as our Know Your Rights Training with a bike focus. We don’t want our Youth Instructors to only be experts in mechanics and teaching; we also want them to be social justice ambassadors as well.
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