About B-360

About
B-360

B-360 has been on a mission to utilize dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities.

Following the Freddie Gray Uprising in 2015, we noticed two problems:

1. The need to create better pathways in STEM/careers with local talent.

Baltimore has over 120,000 mid-level STEM careers that could create generational wealth and stabilize families. Unfortunately, less than 5% of Black people work in STEM fields.

2. The need for programmatic solutions to non-violent offenses and direct investment into Black communities. 

Many cities like Baltimore experience symptoms of residual loss and which can cause more stress with the over reliance on policing.

Our work shifts street riders out of traffic into programming, safe spaces, and opportunities around their love of dirt bikes and skills. We work with all stakeholders, including students, riders, communities, policy makers/government officials, and law enforcement to create equitable solutions and voices that work for all.

 

Our Goals

Increase public safety and health 

Increase jobs/careers available to youth and young adults

Increase career readiness and skills

Increase safe spaces

Increase safety

Increase community relations and tourism

Decrease youth/young adult arrests

Decrease riders in traffic

Decrease stress

Our Outcomes

OVER 9500 YOUTH UNDER AGE 16 SERVED

67 FORMER STREET RIDERS have been EMPLOYED / DIVERTED with b-360

$3.1 million IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS SAVED BY EMPLOYING THOSE AT RISK OF INCARCERATION

81% DECREASE IN DIRT BIKE ARRESTS IN BALTIMORE CITY

45% IMPROVEMENT ON MARYLAND STANDARDIZED TESTING

75% DECREASE IN CONFISCATED DIRT BIKES FROM 2018 TO 2023

$233 MILLION IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS Saved
by providing programming to people under 16

About Our Founder

Brittany Young is a retired engineer, educator, professor, and Baltimore native; she has programmed nuclear plants, developed medical devices, and planned satellite explorations, but finds the most satisfaction in her roles in education, problem-solving & service to her community. After the incarceration of her minor brother as an adult, she became empowered to create solutions to funnel talent which resulted in B-360. 

B-360 is an organization that utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. Through STEM education, community engagement, workforce pipeline, and events the organization is changing the perception of engineers and dirt bike riders.

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Brittany was the first Black woman Baltimore native to have a TED Talk, the First Black person ever to receive the prestigious Bessie Stringfield Award and is currently creating the first ever campus for dirt bikes and education in the country. If you visit Union Station Market in DC, she is currently on a mural 3 blocks from the White House focusing on successful Black women entrepreneurs. Outside of being a history maker, she has some of the following accolades and accomplishments: Yale School of Management Lecturer, Baltimore 40 under 40, Echoing Green Fellow, Baltimore’s Woman to Watch, and transition team member to Mayor Brandon Scott and 2022 Ashoka fellow. She is the 2023 Community Tech Leader of the Year and was recently acknowledged by the Washington Wizards for Black History Month. Her work has been featured in Johns Hopkins, CBS, Forbes, Teen Vogue, AfroPunk, Broccoli City Fest, Toyota, Nike NBC Sports, and more!   

Brittany is a champion for Black joy, Black women, and true systemic change and providing digit and skills access to people just like her. Brittany’s life goals are to show people how smart they truly are and to unlock innate genius. When she is not advocating for change through B-360, you can also find her advocating for caregivers and supporting her brother who lives with Down Syndrome. 

 

Brittany Social Media: 

IG: @cntknockbhustle

Twitter: @cntknockbhustle

FB: https://www.facebook.com/BrittanyYoungBaltimore/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanyyoungb360/

 

B-360 Social Media: 

www.b360baltimore.org  

IG: @b360baltimore 

 FB: facebook.com/b360baltimore

 twitter: @b360balt 

Youtube: youtube.com/@b360baltimore

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Our Partners

Let’s change the narrative!

Contact Us

443.962.9396

P.O. Box 67052
Baltimore, MD 21215
b360balt@gmail.com