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JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY

Medford, OR
Jefferson Elementary School is seeking support for a fleet of 25 bikes, helmets, kickstands, and curriculum.

I teach PE to about 400 kindergarten through sixth-grade students in beautiful Southern Oregon. We are a Title I school with most of our students coming from low-income, high poverty families and 100% receiving free breakfast and lunch. Despite the many hardships they may face when they are not with me, my students love PE and come to school each day with a smile on their faces eager to learn and try new activities. 
I strive to offer a quality, well-rounded Physical Education program and like to incorporate other physical activities, besides the traditional sports, kids can do to be active. I believe teaching them the basic tools and skills in elementary school is crucial to helping them understand the importance of leading a physical and healthy lifestyle. 
Biking is a lifetime activity that every child should have the opportunity to learn. Many of my students do not have a bike, or even a safe place to ride if they did have one. It also teaches young children to gain confidence and improve their self-esteem in a safe environment. Adding biking to my program, would not only allow my students to learn to ride safely, but give them an additional physical activity they would hopefully continue the rest of their lives. 
-- Kari Henson, PE Teacher


 All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation 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.
 
raised of $4,525 goal
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