School Grant Program

 

The School Grant Program application period will open in February 2018. Sign-up below to be notified when applications are available.

 
 

BEFORE YOU APPLY

 
 

We know that taking on a school program can present some logistical and organizational challenges. And while we have the tools and best practices to help your school overcome these challenges and be successful, please carefully consider the following key criteria before applying. If selected, you'll be required to show that you have the following in place:

  • Riding for Focus School Core Team: This normally includes a Program Champion who will lead the program, participate in program training, be a point of contact to the Specialized Foundation, and report back on program results; an Administrator to assist with budgeting, risk assessment, and approvals; and a Community Support Team that will leverage local cycling resources such as League Cycling Instructors (LCI) and school support organizations such as the PTA. 
  • Cycling Sustainability Plan: This includes a succession plan for the core team, with a focus on developing backups and cross training of the faculty and staff.  School must have a minimum two year commitment to the program.
  • Safe Riding Opportunity: At least three safe routes, of varying levels of difficulty, near the school.
  • Equipment Storage Plan: Ability to safely store program equipment, including bikes, helmets, and tools. Please note that the Specialized Foundation cannot replace any lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.
I am thrilled for the opportunity to be one of the few schools in the nation to participate in this phenomenal program. The Riding for Focus curriculum truly mirrors AIM’s philosophy, and does so in a way that encourages a lifelong healthy lifestyle.
— Mike Brooks, Athletic Director AIM Academy, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
 
 

Additional Things to Consider

 
 
  • Schools should be prepared to run the school program a minimum of 6 weeks, 3 days a week, and at least 20 minutes per day—weather permitting.

  • Schools will be required to provide certain performance measures to understand the efficacy of the program. Likely, this will be a task of the Program Champion.