Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Support a Start-up Bicycle Academy in San Diego

Please help our friend Messy Jessie as she works to open San Diego's own Bicycle Academy. Her business will not only teach youth and adults how to repair bicycles, but will donate the used bicycles from the program to provide transportation to those in need. Cool, huh? Read below for more details and check out her crowd funding campaign:

Local bike shop Messy Jessie's is launching a fundraising campaign. The goal of this campaign is to open San Diego's very own Bicycle Academy. This academy will offer curriculum bases after-school programs to middle and high school aged students. The students will learn basic bicycle mechanics on donated bicycles, assessing their needs, and repairing them to get them back out into the community. The fixed bicycles will be given to local shelters and organizations, providing transportation to those in need.

The academy will operate in the same fashion as a school, following curriculum, offering mentorship programs and ultimately preparing students to function in a shop environment.

The funds raised will go towards securing a facility in which to teach. They will cover the costs of building the schoool and be used toward the publishing and printing of workbooks designed to aid in education.

The benefits of this academy won't end with youth programs. The community can use the space to host speaking events, art shows, ride in movie nights and anything else it can thing of.

Contributions are raised through Indiegogo: 

Checks made payable to "Messy Jessie's" can be mailed to
Messy Jessie's
P.O. Box 34575
San Diego, CA 92163

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