Learn to Bike Program for Higher Ground Athletes

Sponsored by:

Higher Ground Sun Valley

Project Champion:

Kate Weihe
kate@highergroundsv.org

What are the appropriate grade levels:

8 through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

1 class

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Is there a deadline for this project:

Fall, 2014

Estimated project cost:

50

Summary

Develop and execute a four week learn-to-bike program for local kids with special needs

The Higher Ground After School Program allows local students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in after school recreation activities that otherwise may not be available to them. The objective of this four week program will be to work with our students ages 6-11, assess their individual needs and abilities, and help them learn basic biking skills. Activities will take place near the Community Campus and will occur once a week for four weeks in Fall 2014.

Description

The Higher Ground After School Program allows local students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in after school recreation activities that otherwise may not be available to them. The goal of this project will be to work with students as part of the WOW initiative in order to develop program ideas and concepts, and subsequently execute the program with the Higher Ground participants, ages 6-11. The WOW students’ roles will include activity planning, basic bike skill development, interactions with the Higher Ground participants, and a post-evaluation to determine the success of the program.

The objectives for the HG participants include learning basic biking skills, developing interpersonal communication skills, and meeting new friends. These objectives help achieve our overall goals with our participants of increasing independence, improving self-confidence, and reaching an overall higher quality of life. Biking is a lifelong skill that these kids can continue to enjoy with at school with their classmates, at home with their family, and anywhere with friends and peers.

The HG After-School Learn-to-Bike Program will take place once a week for four weeks in Fall 2014. We hope to execute the program near the Community Campus in Hailey, using the outdoor space to set up stations and strategic activities for the participants. We look forward to working with students to develop ideas and create a successful, effective program for our local kids with disabilities.

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