Partnership Grows with Boys & Girls Clubs
When Bublr started an internship program with Bublr supporter John Fleckenstein, we had no idea how much the program would evolve. Through John’s support, Bublr hired Avelino as our first technical intern. Avelino was referred to us by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has a program that teaches teens how to fix and maintain bikes through a class, which is followed by hands-on work at DreamBikes, a nonprofit bike shop that fixes and sells used bikes. Through a growing partnership with the Boys & Girls Club, Bublr Bikes is attracting a team of Milwaukee teens and teaching them additional skills specific to the Bublr Bikes. For instance, Bublr Bikes have special tamper-proof bolts and features like drum brakes that are less common on other bikes.
This summer, three Boys & Girls Club techs, beyond Avelino, have joined the Bublr team: Sean Stricklen-Moore, Latrell Turner, Delerick Terrell. A fourth, Rashon Mack, was referred to our tech program by Avelino.
“More students should attend the Boys & Girls Club Bike Shop Program so they can recieve more experience and jobs in great working enviroments like at Bublr,” Latrell says.
It’s wonderful to have Sean, Latrell, Delerick, Rashon and Avelino on the Bublr Team. A big thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs, DreamBikes and John Fleckenstein for working in such close collaboration to help grow Bublr and opportunities in Milwaukee.