Who We Are

The Mission

The mission of LIFECYCLES is to build young men of character in a Christ-centered bicycle touring adventure experience for urban teens with a mentoring program to guide them into adulthood.

Trained volunteers from different walks of life help teen age boys in challenging environments to dream and to achieve their goals with respect, dignity, and encouragement.  Emphasis is placed on completing school and entering either the work force, a trade school, or college. Church, youth ministry activities, and community service are integral to the LIFECYCLES experience, as our goal to develop life skills, teamwork, leadership, followership, hope, and optimism.

Philosphy

We believe God created each person, loves each person, and desires that each person know Him.  We believe boys deserve a chance to become the men they were created to be. Teenage boys flourish with positive role models to help them dream, set goals, and grow.  The LIFECYCLES team believes there is an urgent need to guide urban teen boys to fulfilling, contributing, God-honoring lives as adults – to build young men of character.  We do this through the unique challenge and excitement of bicycle touring, and we seek God’s blessing for provision, protection, and sustainment.

Values

LIFECYCLES teens are loved unconditionally, encouraged, challenged, empowered, and supported in an environment of trust, accountability, and responsibility designed to build confidence, hope, life skills, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. LIFECYCLES leaders make the promise offered in the book of Hebrews: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” In exchange, we ask LIFECYCLES teens to be faithful, available, and teachable.