A group of girls from a KOTA Territory children's program are doing more than rebuilding stereotypes...They are building bikes too!
As part of a 20 week project, "Helping with Horsepower", 20 girls from Girls Incorporated showed off the fruit of their labor Wednesday, a motorcycle they rebuilt & customized.
The 2012 Harley Davidson Heritage motorcycle dubbed "The Phoenix" was donated by Black Hills Harley Davidson & will be raffled off at the Zonta Expo in October with the proceeds benefiting the programs of Youth & Family Services.
YFS Board President Mary Helland says projects like this are not just for fun but also serve an educational purpose too, "This project including classroom work where they learned about marketing a bike, the business aspects of the bike and then they went to the hot rod institute & literally took the bike apart & rebuilt it & customized it with special accessories. First time bike builder Christianna Argullo spoke of the experience as being both positive and fun, "We just all worked together! We got to choose how we wanted the bike, how we wanted it high or low".
The Girls Inc program serves more than 1,300 girls aged 6 through 17 with programs championing community involvement & promoting self reliance and life skills.