Worthy fodder for poster printing here, I tell you!
A community bike shop in Virginia is extending low-cost repairs to its customers as well as high-value education to young mechanics.
Pheonix Bikes is a non-profit organization and over the years it has grown to be a social hub for the local bike community. Here are the details. After earning a bike, young mechanics can keep participating in shop activities. They have the option of working to upgrade their ride or working to purchase a bike for a family member. As they reach leadership levels in the shop, these mechanics can become community mechanics.
They work with customers, teach peers and neighbors at outreach events, lead rides, mentor to younger mechanics, and eventually they become eligible to join special projects and trips.