Meadow Lakes Elementary School is seeking support for a fleet of 24 bikes, helmets, kickstands, and curriculum.
"I am the PE teacher at Meadow Lakes Elementary School, in Meadow Lakes, Alaska. Our school is labeled a Title I school due to most of our students coming from low-income households often with struggles to make ends meet from day-to-day. My mission as an educator is to improve my students’ wellbeing, give them access to a safe and positive environment within our building, increase a sense of positive self-identity, and foster a love of physical activity that will hopefully become a lifelong habit. Quite a few of my students are unable to afford proper clothes and shoes for school, let alone have a bicycle at home to learn how to ride. Our students have parents that work multiple jobs, come from single-parent households, or are in foster care. Those circumstances can limit a parent’s ability to find time to teach bike riding to their children. When I heard about your program from our school’s Administrative Secretary via Facebook, I knew that I had to apply. I am more than willing to take on the task of teaching all our Kindergarteners how to ride a bike, and I know that they would be grateful to learn this life-long skill."Michon Whitmer - PE Teacher
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.