CATHI’S STORY


“It’s amazing to see how transformational this experience is for the kids in my classes. I’m not talking about physical skills only; they are gaining tons of physical skills with this program, but I’m seeing emotional and social growth like nothing I have seen in my twenty years of teaching physical education. Kids that have never been on a bicycle before will typically start out feeling frustrated, overwhelmed. As you can imagine, we have some tumbles and stumbles, and you can see the frustration on their faces. What amazes me is not one of those frustrated kids has ever considered giving up. The kids come back to the next class, they get their little helmets on and get right back on the bike, and you can see the determination on their faces. Some of that comes from within, some of that comes from their classmates.”

– Cathi Dallesander, PE Teacher at North Street School, CT