Brooklyn Center Community School ISD 286 Brooklyn Center, MN
Brooklyn Center Community School ISD 286 is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
Community Schools Manager, Renee Starr, is excited to see kids rolling in the classroom soon. Renee says: "Brooklyn Center Community Schools is looking for additional resources to help support the health, wellness, success and happiness of our community. Over 90 percent of our students are students of color and around 85 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch. Systemic racism and poverty have long created barriers to success for our students. On top of this, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately devastating impact on BIPOC communities—Brooklyn Center has consistently had some of the highest COVID rates in the county.
Our mission is to create a justice-centered school community who fuels the unique genius of each student. Enter our buildings and you will meet bright, creative, energetic young people full of potential. The All Kids Bike program will help our students reach that potential by providing them with access to an opportunity many of them may not find elsewhere. Our students need fun, joy, independence, opportunities to be persistent and successful, and adults cheering them on, which learning how to ride a bike will provide. BCCS would be honored to host the All Kids Bike Program for all of our Kindergartners."
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation, Inc. to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.