Not everyone gets the same start in life. So it’s good to know there are organisations out there trying to even things out a bit – one of which is the star of a five-minute YouTube documentary.
The short documentary shows a group of troubled youths from the US city of Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin partaking in an annual competition known as ‘Build Moto’. The youths are mentored by a group named The Running Rebels of Milwaukee who school them in the art of rebuilding motorcycles.
Build Moto gives each team of novices a mere 100 days to rebuild a vintage motorbike from scratch, and following this all of the squads go on to compete in a variety of challenges. Each team is supervised by motorbike enthusiasts and volunteers.
It’s hoped that giving the participants ‘improved business and interpersonal skills’ will set the youths on a positive trajectory and away from the iron grip of gangs and substance abuse.
The non-profit organisation, which runs the course, was founded by The Iron Horse hotel in 2011.
The video –produced by local filmmaker Jack Turner – manages to cram 100 days worth of filming into a short but sweet five minute documentary. Check out the video below and visit the Dear MKE website for more from the area.