The Webster Area School District is seeking support for a fleet of 25 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
"The mission of the Webster Area School District is to foster excellence in academics and co-curricular activities while encouraging students to achieve socially in an environment which embraces diversity within a global society and also, to foster leadership, to encourage service and to nurture personal growth centered upon the basic principles of kindness and respect to one another. Our mission statement drives our teachers to continually provide the best instruction and learning opportunities for all of our students.
Funding of new and innovative programs is a challenge for many school districts, Webster Area is not immune to this challenge. Our physical education teacher works tirelessly to facilitate ways to motivate students and demonstrate the importance of being physically active through various activities that build balance, strength, coordination, and muscle endurance. The Learn-to-Ride Program would fit perfectly into her Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten instructional curriculum. The students would not only learn a new skill but also gain confidence to bike outside of Webster Area Elementary.
The city of Webster, SD is actively planning and building a walking and biking path around our
community. Biking is an activity that does not require one to be an athlete or a certain age, but rather can be enjoyed by all people! Students with or without disabilities can learn a lifelong skill that teaches a healthy habit. By teaching our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students to ride a bike, they have an opportunity to use the walking and biking path with their family and friends as well as reap the health benefits that biking and being outdoors provides.
Our community is blessed to have a biking club. Collectively, they promote opportunities for community members of all ages to participate in several organized biking events beginning in the spring, continuing in the summer, and concluding in the fall. The club sponsors free bike repair and bike safety clinics for youth riders. A Learn-to-Ride program would encourage youth to develop an earlier interest in riding and establish healthy exercising routines.
It is my belief that this program could provide benefits to many children, especially to those who have greater need. Thank you kindly for your full consideration." - Tammy Block, Technology Coordinator, E-Mentor & Integrationist 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.