Turner USD 202 School is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
School Principal Christina Compton-Haggard is excited to get kids rolling in the classroom soon. Christina says, "Turner, located in Kansas City, Kansas, is a small, working class community with seventeen square miles that are made up of mostly residential housing. In Turner, the school district is the center of the community and the trusted source of information regarding the education of children. Our families trust us to share information, knowledge, and activities they can implement at home to ensure their children are thriving academically, socially, and physically. We are grateful for the trust of our families, and are constantly looking for opportunities to improve the lives and wellbeing of our students and families.
As a district, we recognize the need for better health outcomes for the youth in our community. We know that one piece of this is increased physical activity. We feel that the addition of the All Kids Bike program will be a great opportunity for our students to learn the skill of bike riding, especially how to do so safely. Many people learn to bike, but not everyone makes safety a priority.
The All Kids Bike program will allow for both skill and safety development. We hope that with the All Kids Bike program, we can increase the focus on physical activity and the health benefits that come with it. The program will allow us access to equipment and content needed in order to provide our students with a safe, healthy activity that they can enjoy throughout their lives."
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.