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About the Cause

Bringing joy to a child in need is priceless!

At Bikes 4 Kids, bikes are donated to us from local bike shops, recycling centers, city governments and individuals. We then refurbish these bikes and give them away, along with a helmet and lock, to someone who might not otherwise be able to afford one. We work through social services organizations to locate families in Minnesota who are in need.

Not only do we need bikes but we also need volunteers. Don’t know how to fix bikes? No problem! We also need people who can help with things such as:

  • Cleaning bikes
  • Pumping up tires
  • Setting up orders
  • Moving bikes around
  • Organizing supplies

Youth First is the only FREE neighborhood based after school program in our community.  Our youth are eager for a place they can go when school is not in session and our parents rely on the safe and structured programming their youth are involved in during our program.

By creating neighborhood centers that are safe for youth ages 11-18 to go to after school and during school release days, Youth First has actively embraced the pledge to deliver 5 specific promises to all youth in the community.

By ensuring that youth are given the opportunity to consistently experience these promises Youth First and its supporting members are building a future where youth are more likely to succeed academically, socially, and civically, regardless of ethnic or economic boundaries.