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Girls in Gear volunteers needed for the fall!

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ORGANIZATION: Girls in Gear

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We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all biking abilities and gender identities to lead our easy-to-follow curriculum for the fall season riders. Groups meet once a week across all Greater DMV. Email Gabrielle Rossi at gabrielle@girlsingear.org for more information about specific locations.

Neither coaching nor biking experience is required. All you need to bring is your most joyful and dynamic self - we'll provide the rest. All coaches receive training and are supported by staff throughout their volunteer experience. We supply all lesson plans and coaching materials.

Girls in Gear is an eight-week program for riders ages 5+ who want to build confidence on and off their bikes. Weekly meetings focus on a mix of emotional development, conversations, bike maintenance, and riding skills. The goal of the program is to introduce the joy of safe cycling to young riders while creating a supportive environment fostering personal growth. We host unique programs for riders ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14+.

Each lesson has a theme that ties together the opening conversation, connections to biking, and a skill-building section. In this environment, conversations on asking for help lead to understanding how to change gears on a bicycle; resilience and grit are framed around what to do if you fall off your bicycle; and assertive communication opens up a lesson on hand-signaling while riding.

We teach life skills through bike skills. We find bikes to be an extraordinary tool for change in ourselves and our communities as a conduit for lessons on kindness, compassion, and inner strength. By teaching girls new skills on their bikes, we empower our riders with life-long lessons off their bikes. Our programs are for riders of all abilities with a focus on having fun and trying their best. We meet riders where they are and foster an environment where they can try new skills without fear of making mistakes.

Learn more about getting involved in your community at: girlsingear.org.

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About Girls in Gear

Location:

873413522, 515 Twin Oaks Road, Union, NJ 07083, US

Mission Statement

At Girls in Gear, we teach life skills through bike skills. through a curriculum that uses biking as a platform for promoting social-emotional wellness.

Description

Girls in Gear helps riders build confidence on and off their bikes. Weekly 75-minute sessions designed through age-appropriate lessons for riders ages 5+ focus on a mix of emotional development, bike maintenance, safety, and riding skills. The goal of our program is to introduce participants to the joy of safe cycling while creating a supportive environment that fosters personal growth.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Women
Children & Youth, Sports & Recreation, Women

WHEN

Sat Sep 24, 2022 - Sun Nov 20, 2022
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM

WHERE

Multiple locations Washington, DC 20301

(38.8916,-77.0202)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Bicycling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Each session runs for 75 minutes once a week, for eight weeks. Location details at girlsingear.org/register.

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