October 14, 2010
American Express and Do Something partner to bring weekly grants of $500 to help out projects addressing different causes around the world, helping youth to grow their projects and take their organizations to the next level.
Tyrone Stevenson Jr, 21
The problem Tyrone is trying solve is getting youth ages 7-21 away from drugs, violence, and gangs, by focusing their attention on bicycles. His Original Scraper Bikes Movement gives young people the resources to decorate and customize their bikes. He plans to engage up to 250 youth in this positive outlet that’s fun, educational, and promotes healthy lifestyles. In the long term, Tyrone hopes to open a community bike shop dedicated to inspiring young people and create franchises across the nation.
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