Bike Shed Seniors deliver 200 bikes to schools and kids across the city
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Bike Shed Seniors deliver 200 bikes to schools and kids across the city

Very often, non-profit organizations find success because of unlikely partnerships. Youth en Route’s work with the Great Forest Lawn Senior’s Center is one of those special alliances. Together, we are celebrating a huge milestone this month– delivering our 200th bike. Merv Graham, who organizes the crew, called the Bike Shed, reached out to Youth en…

Youth en Route presents to Infrastructure committee at Calgary City Council
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Youth en Route presents to Infrastructure committee at Calgary City Council

On Thursday, the infrastructure committee of Calgary City Council considered an administration request to expand the Safe and Active Routes to School program. Youth en Route’s founder Laura Shutiak attended to present in support of the program. Her short presentation shared some of the data we’ve collected from Calgary High Schools about bike ownership and…

High school leaders ride to share bike know-how
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High school leaders ride to share bike know-how

A Leadership Class at Bishop O’Byrne High School has spent six Wednesday’s sharing what they know about bike riding with students at partner elementary schools. But some of the best learning happened on the bike rides from BOB, in SW Calgary, to schools in nearby communities. On the day before the first visit to the…

Youth en Route celebrates one year of education, advocacy and fun!

Youth en Route celebrates one year of education, advocacy and fun!

One year. That’s how long Youth en Route, a Calgary-based non-profit has been around. As we look to celebrate our incorporation date anniversary, we are looking back at all that we’ve accomplished. Youth en Route formed after a successful pilot project at one Calgary high school. Founder Laura Shutiak realized creating a new organization allowed…

Bishop O’Byrne students take bike leadership to local elementary schools
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Bishop O’Byrne students take bike leadership to local elementary schools

Many Alberta High Schools have Leadership courses. They expect students to develop and apply skills in group problem solving, create and act on plans for personal growth and show communication, problem solving, teamwork and participation skills. One Calgary school is partnering with Youth en Route to offer a special Leadership experience that focusses on Active…