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NEWS RELEASE

Jared M. looks on as Paul M. works on repairing his bike.

Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy will host a bike sale on Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and will happen at the Youth Guidance facility, located across from Vero Beach City Hall at 1028 20th Street. Used adult and children’s bikes will be sold at an affordable cost. Customers will receive 10% off their purchases by completing the online safety course at BikeWalkIRC.org. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Youth Guidance and Bike Walk Indian River County (BWIRC).

This summer, Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy added bike mechanics to its growing number of vocational programs. The program was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Bike Walk Indian River County (BWIRC) and Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks (OIBK). Several of the bikes up for sale have been repaired by students in the program with oversight from adult mentors at Bike Walk Indian River County. “The students and mentors at Bike Walk of Indian River County have worked very hard repairing bikes this summer, and they are ready to see them enjoyed by the community,” said Phil Barnes, Youth Guidance Executive Director.

In addition to the bike mechanic training program, Youth Guidance plans to add gardening, cosmetology, cooking, home economics, plumbing, and boat/auto repair within the next year.

Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Founded in 1973, Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy serves children ages 5-18 from low-income families. Children receive daily meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs that include cooking, sewing, trade skills, life skills, STEAM, tutoring, community service, and more. All programming occurs after school and during the summer, and it is completely free for families. If you are interested in learning more about or donating to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.

To learn more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy, become a mentor, or make a donation, please call 772-492-3933 or visit http://www.youthguidanceprogram.org. To learn more about Bike Walk Indian River County, become a volunteer, or make a donation, please call 804-690-9720 or visit http://www.bikewalkIRC.org.

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