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Arielle (Aer) Parris
I first discovered my love of travel and service in high school when I had the opportunity to volunteer in Vietnam for a summer—building houses for widows of the war. After reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, I knew that walking south to north across the country (after biking east to west) was my calling. Avry and I decided we needed to encourage the next generation while we did so, so we’ve teamed up with GOLD/BOLD to get youth in the wild and learning about themselves and leadership. I believed inspired adventure changes the world — and Cycked! Hikes embodies that vision.
I recently finished the second of my two terms with KEYS Service Corps, an AmeriCorps Program. I spent my time with KEYS as a service learning instructor and youth mentor. While the days of mentoring were some of the most rewarding times in my life, my favorite volunteer jobs were the large scale service projects and neighborhood clean ups we did. I like rolling up my sleeves and getting my hands dirty. I love when I can see a change at the end of the day—and that’s what Bike & Build is about. Not only is it an amazing opportunity to challenge myself, but it is devoted to doing the kind of service work I most love for and issue I care about.