On November 16, 2013, youth mentor Nicoh David embarked on a 14-day, 700 plus mile journey from Chicago, Illinois to Atlanta, on his bicycle, to raise $50,000 for a youth empowerment fund created to help bring awareness to the issues plaguing the inner-city youth of Chicago and other major cities across the country. The group set to benefit from these efforts, are 20 young scholars at Gary Comer Middle School (Chicago’s #1 Charter Middle School in Math and Reading) who hope to travel abroad to Italy in 2014. Several local businesses and organizations, colleagues, and friends, rallied around Nicoh as he cycled his way to Atlanta and collected 777 signatures in support of this initiative.
An IndieGoGo campaign was created in order for supporters to make donations to this cause, which has since ended. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-cycle-of-peace
On February 15, 2014, starting from Atlanta, Georgia, youth mentor, community activist, and life coach, Nicoh David, has embarked on his next cycling journey. This time, a 7-day, 600-plus mile journey from Atlanta, Georgia to Miami, on his bicycle, to continue toward his goal of 10,000 miles to help bring awareness to the issues plaguing the inner-city youth of Chicago and other major cities across the country. Several local businesses and organizations, colleagues, and friends, have again rallied around Nicoh as he cycles his way from Atlanta to Miami and continues to collect 777 signatures in support of this initiative.
A new IndieGoGo campaign has been launched to continue to raise money for the youth at Gary Comer Middle School. Click here to donate