The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a 1.36 million dollar grant to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles City Bicycle Coalition and Youth Education Sports, Inc. This grant will provide professional safe cycling skills training to LAUSD middle school Physical Education teachers, who will then teach cycling as a standard P.E. curriculum.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is seeking just under one million dollars in funding for student bicycles and cycling training. YES will train almost one hundred physical educational teachers at thirty intermediate schools in cycling techniques for regular school curricula. These teachers will instruct a physical education bicycle unit using the YES-BLAST Volume 1 curriculum.