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Teaching values, one lap at a time.

San Diego VeloYouth is the only values-based program that serves at-risk kids by infusing goal-setting, cycling and daily achievement.


SD VeloYouth Program

San Diego VeloYouth (SDVY) is:

  • At-risk and disadvantaged teens improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Cycling and life skills coaching at Balboa Park's San Diego Velodrome
  • Making healthy choices
  • Earning a bike through:
    • Giving back to the community
    • Paying it forward
    • Becoming mentors to their peers
    • Practicing STARS: Self-Respect, Teamwork, Achievement, Responsibility, Success

The Program

Meet The Kids

San Diego VeloYouth kids:

  • Attend schools where 75% of the student population participates in the free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Live in neighborhoods with high gang activity
  • Struggle with emotional and/or developmental disabilities
  • May be homeless

But what they all share are huge hearts and a desire to move beyond their circumstances.

The Kids ›

Meet Our Board

San Diego VeloYouth is:

  • All-volunteer Board of Directors
  • Grassroots organization
  • Founded in 2006
  • 501c3 TIN 20-5173974

This special group of people prove that a "small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world." —Margaret Mead

The Board ›