Venture North has amped up our outreach by ensuring that every fifth grader at the local Bryn Mawr Elementary School is able to ride around town this summer. Over the course of a couple weeks, students were transported from Bryn Mawr to Venture North where they learned the basics of bike repair and safety. Additionally, they worked with staff members to complete a service project in the Redeemer Urban Farm and craft neighborhood maps of Harrison. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, spoke at the celebration in which the 50 kids were awarded their bikes. She reminisced about how much of her childhood was spent riding around on a bike, and encouraged the students to get out and explore the city on their own two wheels.
At Venture North, we can't forget that this project is only made possible because people like you have chosen to support our mission to create a healthier, more engaged North Minneapolis. Thank you so much for your continued support of Venture North; together we can get another 50 kids on their first bikes by the end of summer.
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