Off The Front (OTF) is a cycling term for a rider who has broken away from the rest of the pack. As a non- profit (ID# 27-2022802), Off The Front’s desire is to help kids in impoverished areas learn how to set goals and work hard to reach those goals so they can break away from the hindrances they face in the areas of education and obesity in order to succeed in the race of life.
Volunteer in the classroom in the ‘Earn A Bike’ program. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to 1 hr/week in a 4th grade classroom, leading students in the process of earning a bike. Students will earn points towards the bike in the areas of academics, behavior, healthy choices and attendance. Volunteers will be given a simple curriculum to work through with students, while encouraging and mentoring them along this journey.
Some volunteers find it beneficial to work with a partner, allowing them to focus on a smaller group of students, and have someone present if one of the volunteers is unable to make it one week. Thus, please feel free to sign up with a partner if you wish.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- repairing bikes at Lowell, Susan B. Anthony, Calwa, Addams, Tarpey and Pinedale Elementary Schools
- working with fourth grade students in their classroom, assisting them in setting and tracking goals so they can earn a brand new bike, lock and helmet.
For more information on Off the Front and ways to serve with them, please visit their website here, or contact Lindsey at the above contact information.