Bike Assembly and Safety

Through GCYP, each participant will learn how to build, maintain, and ride safely around the city. Upon completion of the program, youth will get to the keep the bikes they built from scratch, thanks to the Department of Transportation and their citywide bike distribution program!

Field Trips

With their newly built bikes and safety training, participants are ready to explore the city! Led by their instructors, groups visit different sustainable organizations, community gardens, and public areas within their own communities. Some common trip locations include The Garfield Park Conservatory, The Plant and Chicago Center for Green Technology.

Garden Projects

After learning all about urban gardens and horticulture through classroom instruction, groups put their knowledge to the test and design garden projects for their school. These include fruits, vegetables, and native plants that participants choose and maintain.