Upcoming Classes and Registration for BWorks
We update these listings every few weeks, so this is a great page to keep bookmarked to have the best chance of signing up as new sessions are announced. You can also sign up to be alerted to new classes by filling out our waitlist form.
Earn-A-Computer | Thursdays at 6 p.m. March 7 to April 11
Earn-A-Computer | Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. March 2 to April 6
Earn-A-Computer | Tuesdays at 6 p.m. March 12 to April 16
Earn-A-Computer | Saturdays at 10 a.m. April 13 to May 18
Earn-A-Computer | Thursdays at 6 p.m. April 25 to May 30
Earn-A-Bike is our hands-on class for students ages 8-17 who can already ride a bike on their own. Over the course of six two-hour sessions with our dedicated instructors, students hone basic bike maintenance and safety skills. They earn a refurbished bike, lock, lights and helmet upon successful completion of the course.
Earn-A-Computer introduces young people to the inner workings and possibilities of computers and the internet — all while getting set to take home a refurbished computer (desktop/tower), monitor, keyboard, mouse, flash drive and network cable at the end of six class sessions. Like our other offerings, this free course is geared for students ages 8-17.
Learn-To-Ride courses, which are open to students ages 8-17, are focused on learning to get up on two wheels. St. Louis BWorks provides all needed materials and instructors to help students achieve this goal (e.g. loaner bikes, plus helmets to keep). After successful completion of this program, Learn-To-Ride students can go on, if they wish, to enroll in an Earn-A-Bike class (and then earn a bike).
In 2023, BWorks provided a total of 71 Earn-A-Bike, Learn-To-Ride and Earn-A-Computer multi-week courses to groups of local children. In 2024 we are continuing to grow our program offerings, both at our headquarters in Soulard and in partnership with schools and other community organizations around the St. Louis region, with eight cohorts already underway as of mid-January.
None of this would be possible without our dedicated volunteers, energetic staffers and generous donors.
Have a question about our programs? Want to help assist with a youth series? Eager for resources to help spread the word to area families? We’d love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
P.S. We are currently in particular need of small adult-size bikes and 24”-wheeled bikes. Our great students range in age from 8 to 17, and their heights are just as diverse! Every single bike they choose is one donated by a member of the local community and then beautifully fixed up like new by our team of staff and volunteers. Please keep those wonderful sets of wheels (and computers!) coming our way — and our kids having fun and learning!