RezCycle Project at the Boys & Girls Club of the White Earth Reservation

Nineteen-year-old Alex S., an entrepreneur in Naytahwaush, Minnesota, is using his business skills and passion for bikes to mentor younger Club members. After applying for and receiving a grant from a local church, Alex bought a bus, converted it into a mobile bike repair shop, and is driving his organization everywhere! Dubbed “RezCycle Project”, Alex’s new venture is serving not only as an innovative business model, but is also creating opportunities for kids to mentor other kids. The RezCycle project aims to equip youth with the skills and tools they need to maintain and/or repair their bicycles, while also working to raise funds to secure more bicycles for Native Youth. This summer, the RezCycle Project made a trip to the Boys and Girls Club of the White Earth Reservation. While there, Alex taught teens from each Club about bike repairs and maintenance, while passing along business tips and tricks for aspiring entrepreneurs. Peggie Chisholm, Resource Development Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of the White Earth Reservation, says Club members enjoyed Alex’s visit and have been brainstorming about launching their own businesses!

For more information about the RezCycle Project, contact Peggie Chisholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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