Hey YSEers!

Are you between ages 14-21 and love cycling? Looking for a summer job that supports healthier and more sustainable communities?


Check out this opportunity to work as a paid Youth Apprentice at the St. Paul enterprise Cycles for Change!

Cycles for Change’s Summer Apprenticeship program (June 17-August 9) is an intensive, paid program engaging youth in bike mechanics training, which holds the possibility of future employment. Apprentice Mechanics will learn bike maintenance and repair skills, receive training on the operation of a small business and non-profit, and help co-teach bike repair classes for youth and adults.

About Cycles for Change:
C4C aims to be an open, accessible space to educate and empower people to use bicycles as transportation, helping to build a sustainable environment and community. Striving to promote an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, self-sufficient way of life, youth apprentices, volunteers, and staff teach community members the skills essential to using bikes as a reliable, affordable, ecologically sustainable, and personally empowering form of transportation.


Operations include:

  • Refurbishing used bikes and selling them to community members at an affordable price
  • Offering free bicycle mechanics
  • Creating programs that empower community members and youth by educating and fostering relationships in a supportive and welcoming environment, such as:
    • The Community Partners Bike Library: A collaborative project with 19 Twin Cities organizations to make bikes and education accessible to under-served communities and promote lifelong bicycle use.
    • Earn-A-Bike: A volunteer program that allows people to earn bicycles and used parts free of charge
    • Youth Programs for bike mechanics
    • And more!



Apprentice Applications due by April 1st, 2013!

Download the application HERE.



To learn more about Cycles for Change, visit www.cyclesforchange.org.