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Our Badges of Honor
It's an honor to serve the best youth in Baton Rouge, and we wanted to find a way to honor them. Youth that display exemplary effort/knowledge in different areas earn badges to add to their aprons. Youth progress from red to yellow to green as they move throughout our program and become leaders in the shop.
You're not a mechanic till you know how to use your tools. Anyone who shows a level of mechanical ability will earn this Badge of Honor.
Academic achievement is vital to success. Anyone who earns good grades, or is recognized for their hard work by their teachers will earn this Badge of Honor.
The shop doesn't accomplish anything if no one shows up to work in it. Anyone who spends 20 hours working in any area of the shop will earn this Badge of Honor.
At Front Yard Bikes we like to keep it clean. Not only our bikes and work stations, but also our language. Anyone who shows dedication to keeping it clean will earn this Badge of Honor.
Customers and donors drop by the shop all the time and we need to make sure they have a great experience. Anyone who shows exemplary customer service will earn this Badge of Honor.
Youth are the heart of our organization, and they don't show up if they don't feel welcomed. Anyone who goes above and beyond to help other kids will earn this Badge of Honor.
At Front Yard Bikes, we have a community garden. Youth are encouraged to get their hands dirty while planting and maintaining the garden. Anyone who puts 20 hours in working on the garden earns this Badge of Honor.
People donate their bikes to us instead of throwing them away. In order to recycle the parts into new bikes, we have to take them apart. Anyone who takes apart 12 bikes will earn this Badge of Honor
BRONZE - you may be new but you're learning and growing, and we appreciate that.
SILVER - you've been here a while now, and you've gotten the hang of things.
GOLD - you're a leader here now, make sure you always act like one.