Advanced job training program

Their journey didn’t start at the top. Nick, Jemichael, Monquavious, Pedro, and Warren have worked hard as students in the shop to earn a spot as one of our 2017 Summer Interns in our Advanced Job Training Program, the next step toward a thriving, successful adulthood. Each one of them has a unique personality and skill set, and they all bring a strong work ethic and experience to the table. We are confident that this opportunity will set each one of them up for a future that is rich with opportunities.

What will they be doing?

These interns will be applying their skills in the shop on a daily basis, fixing bikes, prepping the shop for kids, and overseeing and coaching kids during shop hours. They’ll learn additional bike mechanical skills, how to work with kids, and what it means to have a job where people depend on you! Every Wednesday, they will be taking part in a Financial Literacy workshop, in partnership with State Bank & Trust, where they will learn how to create and stick to a budget and make responsible financial decisions. Throughout the summer, interns will also be visiting various businesses around Atlanta. We believe that by bringing them into various corporate and technical environments they will develop an understanding of what the working world is like and be able to dream of how they could fit into those environments. On the list of visits so far are Chick-fil-A and Atlanta Technical College. 

Who are they?

We thought you’d never ask! We will be featuring our interns individually throughout the summer on our Instagram (@bearingsbike). Stay tuned for pictures from their visits around Atlanta and their Financial Literacy workshops!

How can I help?

The number one way you can bolster these efforts is by telling someone you know about Bearings Bike Shop and our work with Atlanta’s youth. Second, we would love for you to consider making a donation! Nothing we do would be possible without the support of our donors throughout the year. Click here to get involved.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin

For Nick, Jemichael, Monquavious, Pedro and Warren, this internship is the next step to a bright future after high school. We are beyond excited to introduce them to you and keep you updated on their journeys throughout the summer!