Spring Hill Elementary is seeking support for a fleet of 22 bikes, helmets, kickstands, and curriculum.
The purpose of this request is to provide the opportunity for our Kindergarten and 1st grade Physical Education classes to learn how to ride a bike. This will increase their physical and brain development to aid in their academic achievement in the classroom. Spring Hill Elementary School is located in Knoxville, TN. We have a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students with 100% free and reduced lunch. Our school is in association with Project Grad and Community Schools programs. Spring Hill Elementary is an urban school with very mixed demographics:
White = 37%
Black = 43%
Hispanic = 17%
Asian = 2%
Native American = 1%
ELL (English Learners) = 15%
The impact of this program would be tremendous. The growth of bike trails and greenways has been a high priority in the city of Knoxville and Knox County. Not only will students be learning a healthy lifelong physical activity, it will be providing them the skill for later in life to have transportation and freedom. Learning to ride a bike will also impact a student’s self-esteem. Providing these students, the opportunity to successfully learn how to ride a bike will have a lasting effect on their lives by giving them the feeling of accomplishing a skill that is not provided at home. -- Daniel Jersey, 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.