Brittany Young

B-360

STEM education through dirt bikes 

Brittany is a Baltimore native.  She has programmed nuclear plants, developed medical devices, planned satellite explorations, but finds the most satisfaction in her roles in STEM education & service to her community.

She became empowered to create opportunities that increase diversity in STEM fields and counter negative narratives. With Baltimore City Community College and NASA, she awards merit based scholarship and internships designed to increase the number of African- Americans in the STEM field starting at the community college/GED level and to help diversify careers with NASA. 

Brittany is the founder of B-360 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 pipe-lining and events, the organization is changing the perception of engineers and dirt bike riders. It is the recipient of Baltimore Corp’s 2016 Elevation Awards, 2016 Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins, 2017 Warnock Foundation, 2017 Red Bull Amaphiko, 2018 B’More History Maker, awarded Community Law In Action “Inspiring Voices” 2018, and Baltimore’s 2018 "Social Innovator of the Year" at Light City.  Brittany is a 2018 Echoing Green Fellow, 2018 Baltimore Homecoming Hero,2018 Open Society Institute Baltimore Fellow and 2019 Camelback Fellow. Her work has been featured in local and national publications like The Baltimore Times, The Baltimore Sun, Teen Vogue, CBS News, and Forbes Magazine. She has presented at Broccoli City and Afro Punk as well as numerous schools, and summits across the country. 

Since launching in March 2017, support of the program has allowed the organization to serve over 5000 students and counting, employ dirt bike riders/ex- offenders, and work with city officials.  It is Brittany's hope that she can help re-imagine city planning and government best practices, create events for this style of riding that parallel to motocross and provide a model for culturally relevant programming and curriculum. She wants people to recognize and appreciate the natural genius and talent in cities and to provide opportunity to people's passions. Brittany sees herself as a "socio-economic" engineer - connecting talent and passion with resources and opportunity.