Judith Morton Johnston Elementary is seeking support for a fleet of 30 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
I am writing today as the principal of Johnston Elementary and with the full support of our PE teacher, Joe Tolliver, who brought your information my direction to request you offer our school the opportunity to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. We are a growing school in both population and poverty. This means many of our kids are from families who will not be able to provide the bikes or often the time necessary to help them learn to ride. If we were to secure this grant we would be impacting on average 100 five and six year olds every year. As an avid outdoor enthusiast myself who loves to ride I get very excited about the life long gift this can provide for the students at Johnston Elementary. We are one of four elementary schools in our district and Mr. Tolliver teaches here as well as at one of the other district schools. If this program were to come to Johnston it could very easily spread to the other schools shortly thereafter increasing the reach and impact times four! In the video game, social media and too often sedentary era our society seems to be morphing towards this type of movement you all are creating is admirable and appreciated. Even if Johnston is not chosen as a recipient of the bikes I would like to personally commend you and the backers of your program for taking on such a notable and impactful cause. Thank you for all you have done for the kids you have helped already and for the chance we have here at Johnston as well. - Ryan Erdelac, Principal
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.