2230 N Calle Rivas, Nogales, AZ 85621 contact@0s3movement.org 520.257.7755 or 56

Connecting with Nature: Adventure Day at Parker Canyon Lake

This past Saturday, July 13th, our youth and their families had an incredible day at Parker Canyon Lake! Everyone enjoyed the beautiful surroundings with pedal boats, kayaking, and paddle boarding, making the most of the stunning weather. After some fun on the water, we set off on a refreshing hike to explore the local trails.

The day concluded with an enlightening talk from our friend Erick Mesa about nature and the importance of our borderlands. It was a perfect way to deepen our connection to the environment. We also shared a delicious meal of hotdogs, bringing everyone together for some good food and great conversations.

This wonderful outing was made possible through our collaboration with the Sierra Club/Borderlands, and 0S3 Movement. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a day filled with adventure, learning, and community!

OS3 Movement at the City of Nogales 4th of July Parade

This year, the OS3 Movement proudly participated in the City of Nogales 4th of July parade, showcasing our commitment to community engagement and active living. Riding on our vibrant bicycles, we celebrated Independence Day with enthusiasm and unity. Our group decorated our bikes with red, white, and blue, embodying the spirit of the holiday.

As we pedaled through the streets, we connected with local residents, promoting a message of health, community, and togetherness. The parade was a fantastic opportunity to inspire others to join our movement towards a healthier lifestyle. We look forward to more events like this as we continue to foster a Healthy, Happy, Strong Community and Proud!

0S3 Youth Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After more than a decade of dedication and the collective enthusiasm of our community, the 0S3 Movement proudly inaugurates its first youth-focused community center. This facility is organized into four distinct areas: recreational and social spaces, a mechanical workshop, an indoor exercise area, and a small educational center equipped with computers and internet access.

Our center is dedicated to promoting cycling and outdoor activities, providing a comprehensive environment where young people can engage in meaningful recreational activities, acquire practical skills in mechanics, stay physically active indoors, and access educational resources to support their ongoing learning needs.

This milestone represents a culmination of efforts to enrich the lives of youth in our community, fostering personal growth, skill development, and educational advancement through active participation in healthy, outdoor-focused initiatives.

0S3 Youth Center is a testament to the collaborative efforts and financial support of organizations like the South32 Hermosa Project, Community Food Bank of Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and many others. Their commitment aims to foster opportunities and enhance the quality of life in our community.

This project not only beautifies the center but also provides a creative outlet for youth and community members, reinforcing the center’s role as a hub for artistic expression and community engagement. We look forward to the positive impact these murals will have on our community.

2024 Summer Bike Camp: Another great year with lots of smiles and new cyclists!

This year, our 2024 Summer Bike Camp was a another tremendous success, welcoming around 100 kids and youth from all over Santa Cruz County. Participants engaged in fun activities that promoted cycling skills, safety, and teamwork, fostering a love for biking in a supportive environment.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors and partners: South32, the Nogales Police Department, Sodexo, Sierra Club/Borderlands, Nogales Fire Department, and the City of Nogales. A special thanks to Alfredo I. Velasquez, the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, for his generous sponsorship, which made this camp possible.

Together, we continue to inspire the next generation to embrace active lifestyles and build lasting community connections!

Healthy, Happy, Strong Community and Proud…

0S3 and AZSTRUT colaboration

AZSTRUT and our organization recently collaborated on a session focusing on technology and the significance of recycling. This partnership is a part of our ongoing efforts at the 0S3 Youth Center, which will serve as a collection point for recycling electronic devices, thereby promoting a recycling culture within our community.

During the session, 18 young participants engaged in discussions on these topics and, as a result, each received a computer for personal use.

0S3 is proud to be a participant in this inaugural recycling program in our county. We encourage everyone to participate by disposing of any electronic devices they no longer use, such as computers, cables, cell phones, printers, and more. Please refer to the comprehensive list of accepted items and consult our brochure for further details. Visit www.azstrut.org for additional information.

Let’s work together to make a positive impact on our environment through responsible recycling practices.

0S3 Youth Center Murals

Today marks the start of the first mural sessions at the future 0S3 Youth Center, where youth from the 0S3 Reptilians Binational Youth Cycling Team and community members will participate in painting activities combined with learning experiences. Local artists Priscilla Nefftis and Edward Hyde will lead these sessions, made possible by funding from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

The initiative to create these murals at the 0S3 Youth Center is a testament to the collaborative efforts and financial support of organizations like the South32 Hermosa Project, among others. Their commitment aims to foster opportunities and enhance the quality of life in our community.

This project not only beautifies the center but also provides a creative outlet for youth and community members, reinforcing the center’s role as a hub for artistic expression and community engagement. We look forward to the positive impact these murals will have on our community.

Work begun on the new 0S3 Youth Center

We have begun work on the new 0S3 Youth Center, strategically located in the historic Nogales, Arizona downtown. This center will offer a wide range of services and programs designed for the entire community of Nogales and the surrounding county, with a special focus on youth development.

The realization of this center is made possible through the generous support of organizations like South32 Hermosa Project, who are dedicated to partnering with organizations like ours to enhance the quality of life in our community. Their commitment underscores their belief in our mission and their desire to contribute positively to the well-being of our residents.

We are excited about the potential impact of the 0S3 Youth Center and look forward to continuing to collaborate with our partners to ensure it becomes a valuable resource for all members of our community.

0S3 Summer Bike Smashes Enrollment Record with Over 100 Enthusiastic Participants

Nogales, Friday, July 30, 2023 – The 0S3 Summer Bike Camp has achieved a remarkable milestone this summer of 2023, welcoming an astounding number of over 100 children to its engaging and educational program. The camp, which spans two weeks, has become a thriving hub for children aged 3 to 18 years, providing a safe, fun, and enriching experience like never before. This record-breaking enrollment is a testament to the program’s commitment to fostering a love for cycling while promoting safety, learning, and enjoyment among its young participants.

Simple Objectives: Safety, Learning, and Fun

The guiding principles of the 0S3 Summer Bike Camp remain simple yet profound: ensuring the safety, learning, and enjoyment of every child involved. Throughout the two-week program, children have the opportunity to dive into the world of cycling, exploring essential mechanics for their bicycles and learning how to navigate the streets safely and responsibly. The camp’s experienced instructors impart fundamental cycling regulations to equip young cyclists with the knowledge and confidence to traverse the city streets securely.

Empowering Young Cyclists

At the heart of the 0S3 Summer Bike Camp lies a passion for empowering young cyclists. Children are not only taught the mechanics of their bicycles but also encouraged to embrace cycling as an eco-friendly and healthy mode of transportation. The program instills a sense of adventure and freedom, encouraging children to explore their community with newfound confidence and independence.

Support from the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools of Alfredo I. Velasquez

This year’s extraordinary enrollment numbers were made possible through the generous support of the summer programs organized by the Office of the County Superintendent of Schools of Alfredo I. Velásquez. Their commitment to promoting education and personal growth among the youth of Nogales has been instrumental in allowing so many children to participate in the 0S3 Summer Bike Camp. This collaboration has proven to be a resounding success, creating a profound impact on the lives of these young participants.

A Bright Future Ahead

The success of the 0S3 Summer Bike Camp in 2023 serves as a glimpse into the bright future ahead for Nogales’ and Santa Cruz County young cycling enthusiasts. The program’s dedication to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for learning and recreation has won the hearts of parents and children alike. As the summer comes to a close, the memories and skills gained at the camp will undoubtedly remain cherished, inspiring a new generation of responsible and enthusiastic cyclists.

About 0S3:

0S3 is a youth-led movement dedicated to promoting cycling and outdoor activities as a means of fostering physical and mental well-being among the youth of Nogales. Through various initiatives, including the Summer Bike Camp, 0S3 aims to create a positive impact on the community while nurturing a love for cycling and outdoor exploration.

For media inquiries or more information about 0S3 and the Summer Bike Camp, please contact us.

1st 2023 Season Practice Starts

Our first official practice of the season begins with an excellent response and participation from youth athletes!!!!!!

0S3 youth volunteer at the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank

0S3 Reptilians Binational Youth Cycling Team/Border Youth On Bikes and coaches had the opportunity to volunteer at the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank in Nogales, Arizona. It’s a fantastic initiative to give back to the community and support the great humanitarian work done by organizations like the food bank.

Volunteering at a food bank provides valuable hands-on experience and a chance to make a positive impact on the lives of those facing food insecurity. By packing community groceries, the young volunteers contribute to ensuring that nutritious food reaches individuals and families in need.

It’s heartening to know that Monica Gonzalez and Griselda Navarro provided a kind welcome and attentive support to the volunteers. Their dedication and guidance are instrumental in creating a positive volunteer experience and fostering a sense of community engagement.

We commend your efforts in promoting volunteerism and highlighting the important work done by the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank. Such collaborations are instrumental in creating stronger, more resilient communities.

Address

2636 N Donna Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621

Phone

(520) 281-2790

Food Distribution:

Tuesday – Friday: 8:00am – 11:00am

1st Saturday of the month: 9:00am – 12:00pm

www.communityfoodbank.org

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