Brittany Young2021–2024 Fellow: B-360
Brittany Young is a West Baltimore native who has programmed nuclear plants, developed medical devices, and planned satellite explorations, but she finds the most satisfaction in her roles as an educator and problem solver in service to her community. She taught technology in Baltimore City Schools and was a project manager for the BCCC STEM Scholars program.
After the incarceration of her brother, Brittany became empowered to create solutions to funnel talent which resulted in B-360.
B-360 is 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 and career opportunities. Since launching in 2017, B-360 has been instrumental in changing the narrative around dirt bike culture, serving over 7,000 students and hiring 30 dirt bike riders. Brittany’s accolades include being hand-picked for Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s transition team, TED, Echoing Green, the Baltimore Corps Elevation Awards, The Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore 40 Under 40, OSI Baltimore, and many more. Her work has been featured in CNN, the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Times, Shondaland, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Vice, Afro Punk and more. B-360’s partners have included Red Bull and Toyota, among others.
Brittany is passionate about reimagining city planning and government best practices, and providing a model for culturally relevant programming and school curricula. She wants people to recognize and appreciate the natural genius and talent in cities like Baltimore and to match opportunities to people’s passions. Brittany sees herself as a “socio-economic” engineer — connecting talent and passion with resources and opportunity.