Our Mission:

Transform at risk youth into young people empowered to enact positive change in themselves and their community by providing educational and mentorship opportunities in the automotive field.

The Challenge:

Although in recent years there have been many positive changes in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, there is still a pocket of neighborhoods including Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick and Brownsville where the poverty levels, dropout numbers and crime rates remain high. As a community, we cannot afford anything less than an improvement in this situation. This foundation aims to guide our youth toward a life of positive contribution, and away from becoming another statistic.

What We Do:

This foundation aims to enact positive changes in our youth by creating mentorship opportunities and offering scholarship programs, specifically involving youth interested in the automotive industry.

The central component of this program is the restoration of an automobile. This year we are fortunate enough to be working in partnership with Automotive High School in Brooklyn, NY on the restoration of a 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup. The restored automobile will be auctioned off and the profits will be used to create the scholarship fund. Partnerships with local youth groups, schools and shops in addition to support on an individual to the corporate level are all part of making this restoration project a success.

Mentorships will be established, involving local high school aged youth in the work of the restoration. Not only will they have the chance to contribute to this project, but they will have the chance to become a scholarship recipient!


A receipt for your generous donation will be provided via e-mail. The Riding With Us Foundation is recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, all donations are tax deductible.