Saturday, July 21, 2007

SPOKES, part 2

Here is an article from Friday's News Leader that expands on the SPOKES program:

By Chris Lassiter

WAYNESBORO — Shawn Farrar didn’t leave with a bike. The 13-year-old Staunton resident left with something more.
Farrar is one of a handful of teenagers volunteering his time in the Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth’s S.P.O.K.E.S. program. It’s an acronym for Supervised Program Offering Kids Effective Skills.
Under the tutelage of repairman and former long-time juvenile justice worker Steve “Sun Bear” Blair, Farrar and several other teens spend Tuesday and Thursday afternoons fixing up bicycles.
On Thursday, Farrar and friends saw the fruit of their labor as kids left with good-as-new bikes. MORE...

Mike Tripp/NewsLeader
More Pics HERE.

GREAT Job Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth, thanks for bringing the joy of bicycling to kids and for helping older kids be involved in the community. And Thanks to the News Leader for the article.


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