The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is seeking just under 1 million dollars in funding for student bicycles and cycling training. YES School Cycling Instructors (SCI) will train almost 150 physical educational teachers at 30 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.
The LAUSD wants to perpetuate a pilot program that is still being used by the Physical Education Department at one of their intermediate schools, Marina Del Rey Middle School. As a measure of success, the program is still going strong. This pilot program was developed 15 years ago by the founder of Youth Educational Sports, Inc.
School Cycling Instructors (SCI) will train physical education teachers in the use of YES curricula, which meets the National Standards and Common Core. As such, YES curricula will be introduced into the school curricula as a regular program, and in turn, physical education teachers will teach cycling annually. This is a very exciting and competitive bicycle education program that all students will receive.
About 22,500 students will learn cycling the first year, and approximately 45,000 the second year. All total, 87,500 students will be on bicycles in two years. Watch out football, here comes cycling!
Resources for each of the 30 intermediate schools:
After the Physical Education Teachers are trained, and teach two semesters of the YES introductory curricula, they are eligible to become a YES-SCI to train other teachers.