MORGAN HILL, Calif., May 29, 2018 —The Specialized Foundation has announced the 37 new middle schools selected for the 2018-2019 Riding for Focus school program. With the addition of these new schools, The Specialized Foundation will now support more than 20,000 students, across 77 schools, in 30 states. The program integrates cycling into the physical education curriculum as a means to help students achieve academic, health, and social success.
Scosche Industries and North Pole Engineering (NPE) have partnered with The Specialized Foundation to provide both hardware and software systems to safely gather biometric outputs from students participating in the Riding for Focus program. New data collection protocol will seek to validate the academic, health and social success outcomes of students!
Applications are open to all middle schools, grades 6-9, throughout the USA. The grant window is open for 38 days, and will be closing March 25th. The Specialized Foundation’s Riding for Focus school program is designed to introduce students to cycling’s positive effects on academic performance, health, and social success, with a focus on students with learning differences, such as ADHD.
The Specialized Foundation is giving back this holiday season through a one-for-one donation program to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For every Specialized Riprock, Hotrock, or Hotwalk purchased in the USA, from December 1st to December 25th, The Specialized Foundation will match and donate a bike to Boys & Girls Clubs affected by recent natural disasters, including the wildfires in Northern California, and hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
The Specialized Foundation announced the 20 middle schools selected for the 2017-2018 Riding for Focus school program. The program integrates cycling into the physical education curriculum as a means to help students improve academic, health, and social success.
The Specialized Foundation announces plan to expanding Riding for Focus bike program through partnering with organizations for matching grants. By securing grants the program will be able to roll out to additional schools and positively impact student’s classroom performance nationwide.
We opened applications for their cycling program, Riding for Focus, to middle schools (grades 6-9) throughout the USA for the 2017-18 academic year. The application period is open now through March 24th.