GAGE PARK — A Southwest Side school is raising money to create a kindergarten program that would teach young students how to ride a bike.
Horizon Science Academy Southwest Chicago, 5401 S. Western Ave., is hoping to raise $5,000 to bring the All Kids Bike program to the school. The South Dakota-based organization provides schools with teacher training, a structured curriculum, a set of bicycles, helmets and more to help teach kids how to ride and encourage healthy habits, according to a news release.
Most of Horizon students are from economically disadvantaged areas and don’t have resources to safely bike, Salih Cavdar, an athletic director and physical education teacher at Horizon Science Academy, said in a statement.
“Economic problems and being in the inner-city creates disadvantages for the students to go out and ride their bikes if they have any,” Cavdar said in a statement. “This way, I will be able to provide the resources they need to learn biking and teaching them a lifelong experience that they will never forget and help them understand the importance of exercising through the bikes we will receive.”
Donations to bring the program to Horizon can be made online.
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