Just in time for summer
Two second-grade girls learned about the power of determination and saving at Orchard STEM School in Ohio City. By exercising "earning power" developed by Assistant Principal, David Funk, these young ladies earned “dollars,” or points, through positive human interaction and community involvement.
Earned school “dollars” afforded them with their wish. They were able to earn their own bikes, something they could only hope for in the past.
The Village Bicycle Cooperative was thrilled to recondition and donate the two bikes they now possess. While other students might have used those “dollars” for candy, as an example, this learning process educated these young ladies in understanding the benefits of earning and owning through helping others. Just in time for summer!
Located in historic Ohio City, Orchard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) School provides students with innovation, engineering and design principles through authentic problem-based learning in all subject areas.
The Village Bicycle Cooperative, located in the Community House in Bay Village, is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable, repurposed bicycles to the Greater Cleveland community and to charitable organizations supporting those in need. This year alone, we have donated dozens of bikes to the needy. Visit us at www.villagebicycle.org.
Carl Gonzalez is a board member of The Village Bicycle Cooperative.