Jefferson Elementary School is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 25 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
PE Teacher, Kari Henson, is excited to see kids rolling in the classroom soon. Kari says: "I teach PE to about 480 kindergarten through sixth-grade students in beautiful Southern Oregon. 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."