Summit School District is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 20 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
Business Manager, Kaitlyn Christofferson, is excited to see kids in Summit rolling soon. Kaitlyn says, "Summit School District is in Roberts County within the boundaries of Lake Traverse Reservation. Our area is a high-risk poverty area, with 27.9% of children under the age of 18 suffering from poverty, compared to South Dakota's average of 14.9%. Due to the low-income area, many students are not provided access to a bike or the opportunity to learn to ride a bike. This program would provide our school district with a chance to implement our philosophy that educational experiences should provide students with the skills, attitudes, and concepts that will serve for a lifetime of meaningful and functional interaction with society. The balance, strength, and coordination that these bikes will build in our preschool and kindergarten students could prove advantageous for a lifelong fitness journey.
Our district is excited about the opportunity to add fun and creative ways to encourage physical activity in our students."
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.