YOUTH EDUCATIONAL SPORTS, INC.

inspiring educational institutions to introduce bicycling as a viable sport and healthy competition

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What is YES

Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) is focused on the “Sport of Bicycling” becoming an active annual Physical Education Unit in secondary schools.

YES goals:

  • Encourage youth to incorporate a very natural, low impact form of exercise, competition and transportation.
  • Riding a bicycle while introducing a healthy life style to reduce obesity and the number bicycle riders killed, disabled or injured in vehicle collisions. This goal is achieved by teaching bicycling best practices and age appropriate skills, drills and competition.
  • Train School Cycling Instructors (SCI) to provide Professional Development for the Physical Education Teachers and help establish Physical Education Bicycle Units at schools.

Inspiring Educational Institutions

YES created nationally recognized and award winning curricula are available to schools to incorporate into the school physical education classes, having their own bicycle/helmet equipment and starting School Cycling Clubs/Teams. This ensures program sustainability.

To this sustainable end, YES has determined what bicycle equipment provides the best level playing field and least amount of maintenance. This bicycle equipment is suitable for training and racing.

YES inspires educational institutions to introduce bicycling as a viable sport and healthy competition in their Physical Educational curriculum. Anytime a life-sport is introduced to youth, this gives them a lifetime gift of health and relaxation.

Endorsements

Endorsements are vital to our mission. We appreciate all the support to reduce the rate of childhood obesity among youth and improve the health of our students by introducing the life sport – bicycling.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

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Launched in August 2005, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

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LACBC is a member-based non-profit organization. Our work is possible thanks to the support of members and donors. LACBC engages in a wide variety of policy, advocacy, education, and community building work to make the streets of Los Angeles County more bike friendly and safer for all types of cyclists!

ACBC is a strong supporter of YES, Inc. goals and mission. Become involved as a volunteer or just ride.

League of American Bicyclists

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Youth Educational Sports, Inc. is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Silver Bicycle Friendly Business in the education classification.

Youth Educational Sports, Inc. joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,100 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work. We applaud this new round of businesses, including Youth Educational Sports, Inc., for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.” – Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly Business Program Manager

Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program by visiting their Website here.

Spokespersons

Spoke persons are important people who can influence others in their field or organization. YES is proud to display their picture and how they became involved with YES. If any of they fantastic individual are in your field of endeavor, please contact them to learn why to become involved with YES.

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Lieutenant Tressa Miller, Lane Fire Authority, Veneta, Oregon

“I make a great spokesperson. Heck yeah! I started riding my bike because of a firefighter. Each department is different. Some will say no but that’s O.K., because others will say yes. Sometimes it may be the local hospital or police agency who wants to provide bicycle safety education.”

Tress and YES first met in 1995 when I was first starting the bicycle education program in Los Angeles Unified School District. She introduced YES to BMX and then left to pursue her other love to become a firefighter. Now many years later she is a Lieutenant with the Lane Fire Authority, and in 2017 she qualified as a rider at the BMX World Cup.

Many professionals, such as teachers, police, firefighters, cycling coaches and more have the safety of our children in hand when riding a bicycle.

Chad Fenwick, Physical Education Teacher Extraordinaire, Chatsworth, California

Chad Fenwick is the Physical Education, Health and Wellness Facilitator for Local District Northwest of Los Angeles Unified School District. From 2004-2016 he was the Physical Education Advisor K-12 for Los Angeles Unified School District. He is a past President for the California Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance non-profit that represents those professions in California.

Chad was instrumental in working in collaboration with United Teachers of Los Angeles, community members and LAUSD to shape all policy for the school district toward quality physical education for all students. He has been the recipient of several grants from The California Endowment, Physical Education for Progress, ARRA – RENEW, Community Transformation Grant, DOT bike grant from Cal Trans to implement bike safety in 30 middle schools, as well as the 2017 Specialized Riding for Focus bike grant. In collaboration with UCLA he is administering a National Institute of Health grant. He is also an advisor for the joint RAND/UCLA SNaP study as well as the Cindy E. Simon and William Simon Sound Mind Sound Body Foundation.

Chad has taught physical education at the elementary, middle, senior high and college level, and created the first in school bike safety program at Patrick Henry Middle School in the LAUSD. He has presented at local, state and national conferences as well as in Europe. He co-authored Social Science, Equal Justice, and Public Health Policy Lessons from Los Angeles. In the Journal of Public Health Policy (2009) 30, S26-S32. He was also awarded the Guardian of Health Award from the California Center for Public Health Advocates in 2016.

YES Board Members

  • President – Kellie Morris
  • Secretary – TBD
  • Treasurer – Tana Ball (Executive Director)
  • Dave Brinton
  • Chad Fenwick
  • Scott Johnson
  • Dave Kirkpatrick
  • Jim Rowton

Become a YES Sponsor!

Youth Educational Sports, Inc. (YES) is grateful to the foundations, businesses, organizations, and individuals who contribute financially or through in-kind donations to support our youth, their families and schools. Thanks to their generosity, more than 1,400,000 students will benefit from YES education and training programs this year.

YES is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions to our organization are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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