Elizabeth and Richard Grotsky, '16
Human Development and Family Sciences

After losing their home during the recession, Liz and Rich Grotsky wanted job security. So they both enrolled at Central Oregon Community College, eventually transferring to OSU-Cascades. They are graduating with degrees in human development and family sciences. During their time at OSU-Cascades, they started a nonprofit in Redmond called Empowering Youth Bicycle Program. It's a pay-it-forward program, where kids are taught to fix up a bike to give to someone in need first before picking out a bike to take home. The children learn bike maintenance to keep their bikes running smoothly. The Grotskys also wanted EYBP to be a second chance organization — they offer community service hours to adults on parole and probation.