Every Kid Counts, Inc. “Books to Bikes Literacy and Obesity Prevention Program” was established for the sole purpose of helping our community’s youth overcome the many challenges that they are faced with on a daily bases and to enhance their reading and writing skills through the encouragement and opportunity to win a brand new bike. The role out of this program began in October of 2012 and through December of 2016 with over 85,000 books read and reports written and 900 bikes presented to the winners of each monthly program in 9 schools effecting over 7000 students.
The objective of this program is to enhance the reading and writing skills of all participating students while rewarding them with the opportunity to win a new Bike. In addition, the bikes serve as a means of creating a form of exercise to help overcome the epidemic Child obesity challenge facing our Nation Today
In order for a student to be eligible to be entered into a drawing to win a bike they must first read a book, write a simple report on the book and turn it into the program facilitator at their school. The Facilitator will enter the students name on raffle slip and enter it into the monthly drawing bin. There is no limit to how many times a student can be entered into the drawing. At the end of each month, each school will draw two students’ names, one for a boy’s bike and one for a girl’s bike. There is also no limit on how many bikes a student can win.
- Improved Academic Performance
- Improved Self-esteem
- Improved Self-confidence