New York City Dept of Education is seeking support for a fleet of 18 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
This will be a shared program among 5 schools in Staten Island, NY: PS 18 John F. Whittier, PS 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park, PS 10 Fort Hill Collaborative Elementary School, PS 78 The Stapelton Lighthouse Community School, PS 31 William T. Davis
Staten Island (District 31) schools are seeking support for a fleet of 18 bikes, helmets, and curriculum. In alignment with the All Kids Bike movement, your donation will help over 1,300 students in 5 Staten Island elementary schools: PS 18 John F. Whittier, PS 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park, PS 10 Fort Hill Collaborative Elementary School, PS 78 The Stapelton Lighthouse Community School, PS 31 William T. Davis to take part in Learn-to-Ride programs with the goal of teaching every child how to ride a bike in kindergarten and first grade physical education class. As a borough Staten Island offers over 75 miles of dedicated space to ride including bike paths, bike lanes, and greenways. Learn to Ride programs ensure that more students can safely access this bicycling as a form of exercise and transportation. The mission of the NYC DOE’s Office of School Wellness Programs, the office that oversees health and physical education programs in the city’s 1800 schools states; Empowering young people to take care of their minds, bodies, and the people around them builds a foundation for lifelong learning. Students who gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active during elementary school are most likely to regularly engage in physical activity for self-expression and enjoyment. Regular access to physical activity also increases cognitive function and academic achievement while lowering a student’s risk of obesity. Instruction within a bicycling unit at the Elementary level allows students to develop physical literacy by;
Demonstrating, with competency, the skill of bicycling riding.
Applying knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Demonstrating the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness through bicycling.
Exhibiting responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others, both on and off a bike.
Recognizing the value bicycling provides for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Your donation will help us give our students the knowledge, skills, confidence, and competence to be safe and physically active for a lifetime. - Brendan Quest, Physical Education Instructional Coach
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.