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C.Y.C.L.E. donates 139 bikes to students at Pomeroy Elementary

C.Y.C.L.E. donates 139 bikes to students at Pomeroy Elementary
Posted on 12/16/2019
C.Y.C.L.E. donates 139 bikes to students at Pomeroy Elementary

By Kadey Heidrich
PISD Communications

 

Just in time for the holidays, students at Pomeroy Elementary were excited as they received their brand-new bikes donated by the C.Y.C.L.E (Changing Young Children’s Lives through Education) program.

The program donated 139 bikes, which were distributed by volunteers from Direct Energy and Coca-Cola, to deserving second-grade students at Pomeroy Elementary.

The students received the bikes, along with a helmet, after signing a contract earlier this school year committing to following an individually tailored reading plan to improve their literacy skills.

C.Y.C.L.E. hopes that through the program, each student will achieve grade-level reading or above by the end of the third-grade, while learning about the importance of goal setting.

“Our 2nd graders have been working hard all year to improve their reading levels in order to earn a new bike in time for Christmas,” said Pomeroy Elementary Principal Stephen Harding. “To see their smiles and excitement is a real joy.”

The organization was founded in 2015 with the goal of improving child literacy rates in Texas “one bike at a time.” So far, the C.Y.C.L.E. program has distributed 170,000 bikes to students in the Greater Houston area.