Entire 5th Grade Class Gets Bikes Through Venture North
By Dan Perucco - Communications & Development
Learning how to fix a wheel
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.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.