About 18 months ago. SoulCycle launched a comprehensive program designed to engage teens in health while also providing them with a mentor to help them start thinking about their future, perhaps in ways that they hadn’t considered before. It started with 15 young men and women from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx and Urban Assembly Institute in Brooklyn.
The entire program has taken off.
This year, SoulCycle wanted to up the ante. So they gathered 300 of their instructors and staff members from across the country for a day of volunteering. They convened at Opportunity Charter School in Harlem where they painted every single classroom. Not only that, they donated 20 computers plus brand-new desks and chairs for many of those classrooms.
The group gathered for a pep rally before executing their plan. None other than Mike Carrera, the namesake for the nationally recognized pregnancy prevention program, came out to thank the volunteers for their support and explain just how much their efforts mean to our kids.
Huge thanks to SoulCycle for really getting behind this program and changing teens for life.