The new wave of youth programming at BBP: welcome to Christa, our new Youth Programs Coordinator

This month, we promoted Christa to the role of Youth Programs Coordinator. I can’t wait for the new future of our youth programming and the possibilities that Christa will create for Boise’s youth. Jimmy has a vision that the future Executive Director of our organization will be the adult version of a BBP child - someone who began their relationship with BBP in one of our youth programs and who had a sustained engagement with us through their teen years and into adulthood. The path of opportunity that we aim to create for each child will lead to a future of leadership and possibility. Christa is the leader who will create that future for us, and for each and every child we serve. -Em

Here is Christa’s vision for BBP’s youth programming, in her own words:

Hello! My name is Christa and I am BBP’s new Youth Programs Coordinator! You may recognize me; I started ‘the BBP life’ as a volunteer in 2017 and joined the team as a mechanic a few months ago because I want to share my love for wrenching on and riding bikes.

BBP is exemplary in the education it offers--its supportive staff and volunteer base not only offer a wealth of bicycle repair knowledge, but we put the wrench in your hands. This is the key to the empowerment I experienced and the empowerment I want to share: you are capable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to, whether that’s building a bicycle or building a place for yourself in your city.  

 

As Youth Programs Coordinator, I am looking forward to:

~ riding BBP’s new Big Dummy cargo bike with Mobile Repair Trailer in tow!

~ growing my own mechanic skills further as I teach kids to wrench

~ fixing up So Many kids bikes with our volunteers

~ creating a new pathway for youth volunteers to grow leadership skills--and earn bikes!

~ hanging out with YOU--the young people who make BBP so fun :)

With pedal-powered motivation,

Christa

Christa’s commitment to learning will be the perfect example for BBP’s youth.

Christa’s commitment to learning will be the perfect example for BBP’s youth.

James Hallyburton

Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 South Lusk Street, Boise, ID, 83706