Program Update: Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference

Program Update: Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference

The first Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference was a great success. On November 2, 2013 middle and high school students came together to discuss how the use of sustainable transportation can mitigate the effects of climate change. The YES Conference was designed to encourage youth advocacy, communication and leadership skills. Participants had opportunities to share their success stories, participate in a bicycle workshop and leadership training sessions, and learn from speakers how to best make the case for sustainable transportation. Continue reading...

Nancy Buffum of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Success Story: San Francisco Bike and Roll to School Week

An interview with Nancy Buffum of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Tell us a little about San Francisco Bike and Roll to School Week.

Bike and Roll to School Week is a way that a school community can support ANYONE, a beginner, a veteran biker, or a family to try biking to school. Continue reading...

Matt Dove, Director of YBike, the Bike Program of San Francisco’s YMCA

Leader Profile: Matt Dove

An interview with Matt Dove, Director of YBike, the Bike Program of San Francisco’s YMCA

Tell us a little about yourself and your work at YBike.

I really stumbled into this field. After completing a degree in Chinese Linguistics, I started interning as a Chinese liaison for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. I was tabling with the YMCA for the first Sunday Streets, which took place in Chinatown, and they asked me if I needed a job. I interviewed that day and decided it was too perfect, and so I started at YBike as a part-time bicycle instructor. I became the director in 2012. Continue reading...

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