Full Cycle offers internship opportunities for homeless and street-dependent youth ages 23 and under. These paid internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week for six months. Our goal is to help young people gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve independence. Prior experience is NOT required.
Free Bike Program
Full Cycle offers an opportunity for homeless and street-dependent youth – ages 23 and under – to build their own bike in our shop, using donated parts. Call 612-824-7581 to set up an appointment.
Outreach and Food Shelf
Full Cycle provides Street Outreach services and is responsible for creating the first of its kind, youth-specific food shelf – Groveland Food for Youth. These services give homeless youth access to food, transportation, and support services, allowing them to earn a paycheck while gaining valuable employment skills and meeting basic health and safety needs.
To reach a Street Outreach Worker, call StreetWorks anytime at 612-354-3345. Listen to the voicemail to hear who is on shift. Also, visit YSNMN.org or download the YSN app for a more complete, mobile, list of outreach workers and services offered in the Twin Cities.
This initiative allows our partner agencies to keep a small fleet of Full Cycle bikes on site. Bikes are loaned out for a period of six months during the prime cycling season, providing youth a means of healthy transportation and recreation.
Full Cycle Food Delivery
Starting in 2012, Full Cycle hired two internship graduates to deliver food by bike to local youth-serving agencies. Today, four riders deliver several hundred pounds of food every week. The food is donated by local businesses as well as grown right in Full Cycle’s backyard garden. This program combines our work at the bike shop and food shelf by using bikes to build job skills and get food to the young people who need it.