S.P.O.K.E.S. stands for Supervised Program Offering Kids Effective Skills. This program provides middle and high school youth the opportunity to be engaged with a positive adult role model while learning bicycle repair. Repaired bicycles are then distributed to needy children and adults within the community free of charge.
How it Works
SPOKES takes place on Wednesdays at Dixon Educational Center in Staunton and on Thursdays at the Rosenwald Community Center in Waynesboro. The program runs 1 1/2 hours, after school. A SPOKES session lasts 10 weeks and generally enrolls four youth at a time.
Who Should Participate
The S.P.O.K.E.S. program is an intervention program in which middle and high school youth enroll because they are in need of positive structured activities and adult role models. Youth who enroll have generally exhibited anti-social or problem behaviors at their school, within their family or society.