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SPOKE
Rotary Club of Edmonton Urban Spirits
Avenue of Service: Vocational Service Area of Focus: Economic and Community Development
Country: Canada City/Region: Edmonton
Project Description
The club funded a project to support a multi-media solution to deliver the program using a fun, innovative and interactive approach that can be expanded to a larger number of kids. ''The Spoke" was initiated as a response to an informal youth run bicycle chop shop along Alberta Avenue, as a creative solution to a common community concern. The program is a partnership between the City of Edmonton Neighborhood Empowerment Team (NET), the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters (EBC), the Edmonton Police Service, and community volunteers.The Spoke provides workspace, knowledgeable volunteers, and the tools for youth to rebuild bikes that would have otherwise been thrown away. After completing a session, the youth will have the chance to lead future sessions with other kids from the community. The project provides pro-social activities for youth as a means of reducing social isolation and building an inclusive community.
Project Partners and Funding
Total Project Budget: $5,436.00
Partner Type Amount
Rotary Club of Edmonton-Urban Spirits Rotary Club $3,436.00
Edmonton Bicycle Commuter's Club Other Charity or NGO $0.00
Neighborhood Empowerment Team Other Charity or NGO $0.00
District Simplified Grant Rotary District $2,000.00
Total Funding: $5,436
Project Results
The Spoke was successful and has become an ongoing program ran by the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Club. More information can be found at http://edmontonbikes.ca/services/youth-adapted-services/the-spoke/. The overall Spoke project received local and international (North American mountain biking magazine) media attention.
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