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.
Increase public safety and health
Increase jobs/careers available to youth and young adults
Increase career readiness and skills
Increase safe spaces
Increase community relations and tourism
Decrease youth/young adult arrests
Decrease riders in traffic
OVER 7000 YOUTH UNDER AGE 16 SERVED
36 FORMER STREET RIDERS have been EMPLOYED with b-360
$1.2 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
ONLY 3 DIRT BIKES CONFISCATED IN 2020 COMPARED TO 200+ CONFISCATED IN 2017
$233 MILLION IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS Saved
by providing programming to people under 16
About Our Founder
Brittany Young is a West Baltimore native who believes those closest to the problem are the solution to solving it. She also strives to elevate Black talent, genius, and culture. It is her hope that she can help reimagine city planning and government best practices, along with providing a model for culturally relevant programming and curriculum.
She wants the natural genius and talent hidden in our cities to be recognized, appreciated, and to be given opportunities highlighting their passions and interests. She sees herself as a “socio-economic” engineer by working to connect talent and passion with resources and opportunity.
Drawing on her experiences as a kid from Baltimore who watched dirt bike riders in Druid Hill Park on Sundays, Brittany was reminded that street riders are natural mechanics who fix and repair their bikes, and they utilize riding as a way to relieve stress. Understanding this, she viewed these riders as assets, not only to culturally relevant education, but to being the link needed to build better community relationships.
She currently is Echoing Green Fellow, OSI Baltimore, 2020 TED Fellow, Baltimore Business Journal’s 2019 40 Under 40, and MD Leading Women. Currently, she serves as co-chair of Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott’s transition committee.