Baltimore, referred to as the dirt-bike capital, ironically holds some of the toughest dirt-bike laws in the nation. Growing up, Young witnessed the criminalization of dirt bikes and tactics by law enforcement to incarcerate Black people in her community. She founded B360 to disrupt the prison pipeline and drive youth interest in STEM. Much of B360’s work focuses on bridging the gap in opportunity for minorities, who are underrepresented in STEM despite the industry’s rapid expansion. The organization’s curriculum incorporates dirt bike safety, law, construction, and repairs in hands-on workshops and community events.
Young was able to integrate dirt bikes with a rigorous STEM education program by equipping members with the skills to build, code, design, 3D-print and fix these bikes.