Sponsored by Honda, the NYPUM program National Youth Project Using Motorbikes; http://www.nypum.org targets youth in difficult circumstances. Their goal is to encourage at-risk youth to greater achievement by using motorbikes as a motivational tool. This program is an excellent example of how motorized recreation serves all communities and enables children to learn and appreciate the outdoors.
Patricia Ureña has been responsible for the very successful NYPUM for the City of El Centro as Recreation Supervisor for over 35 years. She brought two children from the program to speak to the Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Commission and talk about how they have benefited from the program. Chair of the Commission, Ted Cabral, went one step further and invited the two young men to sit at the Commissioner's table and encouraged them to keep riding and get involved with the issues facing off-road recreation as they get older. These children are the future of OHV advocacy in California!