In 2015, the Community Cycling Center launched a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Bicycle Mechanics program with two local Portland alternative secondary schools: Rosemary Anderson Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Helensview High School. We are now also teaching at Alliance High School at Meek. All three schools focus on job training, credit recovery, and alternative pathways to graduation for students experiencing barriers to success in traditional educational environments. Each student enrolled in the STEM Program has the opportunity to earn a bike through skill-building and attendance.
The STEM Education Bicycle Mechanics program is designed to give students an opportunity to advance their STEM learning through hands-on lessons that have applicability in real-world employment settings. Students practice on-the-spot problem solving and deductive reasoning.
At all the schools we work at we ride bikes together. We teach students safe riding practices such as proper signaling, car and pedestrian awareness, and safe bike routes in each community.
For general inquiries regarding STEM please contact our STEM Program Supervisor, Riley Gabriel: [email protected]