Jaquelin Palestino & Robert Skipper

class_6172 Jaquelin Palestino

Cycles for Change Youth Apprentice

Jaquelin Palestino is a sophomore at Community Peace Academy in St. Paul, MN. She started her youth apprenticeship at Cycles for Change as a freshman and plans to continue as an apprentice throughout her high school career. At C4C, Jaquelin helps staff open shop and Women, Trans, and Femme night. Her favorite part of working at C4C is the feeling of being a part of something, a community, a bike shop. Her favorite part of a bike to work on is overhauling the wheels and hubs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys photography. In the fall, she will begin College Possible. Her future plans include going to college in Minnesota. This will be her second time attending the Youth Bike Summit.



Cycles for Change Youth Apprentice

Robert Skipper is a sophomore at Community Peace Academy in St. Paul, and has worked at Cycles for Change for three years. He plays basketball and football and enjoys choir and artmaking. At C4C, he helps staff retail and open shops and has helped teach offsite classes. He loves working at C4C because he gets to see his future’s path unfolding before him everyday. His future plans include focusing on his last two years of high school, attending St. Paul College for two years, and transferring to a four-year school to major in engineering. Robert is excited for YBS because he gets to learn about other people’s experiences and what they did to get themselves to the Youth Bike Summit.