Turtle Bay School is seeking support for a fleet of 24 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
Turtle Bay School is a public TK/K-8th grade school in the Redding School District and located in the heart of Redding, California. We serve over 850 students at our school and 65% of our students qualify for low income programs. Redding is a community that sits at the base of many mountains and along the Sacramento River. We are known for our outdoor lifestyles and the many trails that people love to run and bike.
The July 2018 Carr Fire brought great tragedy to our community. It was the most destructive ﬁre to ever hit Shasta County as well as one of the most destructive in California state history. 1077 homes and 229,000 acres were burned in this ﬁre. Several teachers and about 40 students from our school were signiﬁcantly impacted by the Carr Fire. The ﬁre also burned many of the trails and outdoor recreation areas that support our local economy and identity; these impacts are greatly felt and likely long lasting.
[Bringing the Kindergarten PE Program] to Turtle Bay School would have a big impact on furthering our youth’s interest in bike riding, and would help cultivate a positive image of our community and it’s resources in their heart and minds. We are projected to have six TK and K classes next year at Turtle Bay School and would be able to serve about 144 students with this project. We would have a large scale and profound impact on a signiﬁcant number our young learners.The positive impacts of a quality early childhood experience cannot be overstated. -- Erin Salazar, TK 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.