Berks LaunchBox to host safety helmet decorating workshop, April 18 and 30

Participating youth will get a free helmet during this community event
Photo of helmets covered in stickers children created.
Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — The Berks LaunchBox powered by Penn State will host a “Rolling in Safety Family Helmet Decorating” workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 30. Both events are sponsored by the Berks County Safe Kids Coalition and the Reading Hospital Trauma Department and are free and open to the public. 

The April 18 workshop will be for youth ages 11 and older, while the April 30 workshop will be for youth ages six to 10 and it will be held in both English and Spanish. Adults must attend with children under the age of 18. Families with multiple children may bring them all together to either session.

During the workshops, youth attendees will receive a free helmet and will use Cricut Cutters and 3D printers to create stickers and designs to personalize them. The workshops aim to address cycling safety by providing free helmets for youth and lowering the risks of bicycle-related head injuries.

Individuals who are interested in attending can register online on the Berks LaunchBox website.

About the Berks LaunchBox

The mission of Berks LaunchBox, located in Suite 105 of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in downtown Reading, is to support economic development and entrepreneurship. An innovation hub of Penn State Berks, the LaunchBox connects local early-stage entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities that they need to build sustainable and scalable businesses with a viable plan for growth. Services include assistance with prototyping, conducting market research, and connecting with advisers. Berks LaunchBox offers entrepreneurship workshops, coworking space for startups, Meetups focused on business development, a makerspace with 3D printers for prototyping and special youth programs.

Berks LaunchBox is supported by Invent Penn State — a commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. For more information, visit  berkslaunchbox.matthewbroome.net or contact Erica Kunkel at 610-396-6221 or via email at [email protected].