B-360 utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. Through a STEM education program, community engagement, workforce pipe-lining and events , we equip disconnected youth and adults with the skills to secure educational and career opportunities in STEM fields, while changing perceptions dirt bike riders and engineers. We repair and build relationships in the community, uncover new and different career opportunities, give and enhance career skills, leverage the STEM gap and create events that unite communities in a safe and fun way.
STEM Education & Workforce
Safety & Events
African American students are more likely to struggle with environmental barriers that can reduce academic performance, and not see themselves as having a place in the STEM community.
Black STEM professionals make up just 5% of all engineers in the U.S. Cities like Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia have many unoccupied STEM careers, as well as vibrant urban dirt bike riding cultures.
Urban dirt bike riders have exceptional mechanic ability that could translate into meaningful careers in STEM; however, there needs to be a system in place to connect the two.