Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM)
What is NYPUM?
NYPUM is an experiential therapy program for youth ages
10-17. The youth are taught to ride dirt
bikes by staff that have been fully trained and certified by the Motorcycle
Safety Foundation. Once the youth have
completed the structured riding lessons, the family develops three concrete
goals for the youth to work on each week in order to earn riding time. These goals are monitored by parents, NYPUM
staff, schools, and whoever else is involved in supporting the youth.
NYPUM combines the incentive of riding minibikes for youth
between the ages of 10 and 17, and the love of the outdoors with the support
that comes with the relationships that develop among participants and their
mentors. Since its inception, NYPUM has proven to be highly effective at youth
mentoring; whether at-risk or not, youth that have challenges with their
behavior or academic performance can be positively affected by a NYPUM
How is NYPUM Set-Up?
Nypum sessions are 25 weeks long and participants meet once
per week on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoons. Participants are able to participate in full
Saturday rides once per month. It is
requested that participants get transportation to and from designated meeting
spots. However, NYPUM staff will provide transportation to and from the riding tracks.
For more information you can download our brochure here – NYPUM Brochure
Or visit the National NYPUM Website at: www.nypum.org
NYPUM is supported by:
American Honda Motor Corporation: www.honda.com
Interstate Honda: www.interstatehonda.reachlocal.net/Default.asp
Larimer County Department of Human Services: www.larimer.org/dhs