National Volunteer Week, Part 2: MGR Youth Empowerment


The Mentoring Partnership

MGR 1 Alan (on the left) and our youth from Schiller pose in front of the travelling rubber duck along the river trail!

MGR Youth Empowerment is a national non-profit which focuses on three program areas: Active Health, Arts in Action, and Environmental Justice. Arts in Action empowers youth to speak up about their communities and issues that matter to them using creative arts of all genres. Environmental Justice discusses issues that directly affect the youth in our program including Food Justice and food access in their own communities. Lastly, our Active Health initiative Positive Spin Youth Cycling empowers youth to bike as a viable form of transportation and to gain the mechanics skills to fix their own bikes as a way to further their independence and self-sufficiency.

While biking on the North Shore trail, students use Positive Spin bikes to ride along the river with their mentors each week…

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