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The Specialized Foundation enrolls 20 more schools in its Riding for Focus program

Published May 24, 2017
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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Specialized Foundation has made grants to 20 more schools across the country for its Riding for Focus program.

The Foundation's goal is to introduce students to cycling's positive effects on academic performance, health, and wellbeing, with a focus on students with learning differences like ADHD.

The grant recipients will use the Riding for Focus curriculum in the 2017-2018 school year. In addition to the curriculum each of the schools will receive training at Specialized headquarters as well as a fleet of bicycles and helmets for the students to use. 

“Selected from hundreds of applications, this year’s candidates were remarkably competitive. The grant committee was deeply inspired by each school's passion to better their students' learning and performance through cycling,” said Ted Theocheung, the CEO of The Specialized Foundation. “The remaining qualified candidate schools are eligible for the next grant window. Earlier this spring, the Foundation piloted its first partner matching grant program that enabled 100 percent of the partner donation to be directed to the school, extending the reach to more schools and students.” 

Grant recipients are also invited to the Riding for Focus Health and Education Summit to be hosted by Stanford University.

The recipients are: 

  • Badger Rock Middle School, Madison, WI
  • Bath Middle School, Bath, ME
  • Canyon Middle School, New Braunfels, TX
  • Central Park School for Children, Durham, NC
  • Deerfield Middle School, Deerfield, WI
  • Double Peak School, San Marcos, CA
  • East Middle School, Grand Junction, CO
  • Everitt Middle School, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • LAUSD Local District Northwest, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pocatello Community Charter School, Pocatello, ID
  • Pocono Mountain Academy, Pocono Summit, PA
  • Port Jervis Middle School, Port Jervis, NY
  • Portage Central Middle School, Portage, MI
  • Portland Middle School, Portland, MI
  • ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary, New Orleans, LA
  • Southbridge Middle School, Southbridge, MA
  • Spanaway Middle School, Tacoma, WA
  • Vista School, Ivins, UT
  • Waukesha STEM Academy-Saratoga, Waukesha, WI
  • West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI

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