Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Cycle Kids Inc.

  • Cambridge, MA
  • www.cyclekids.org

Mission Statement

Mission:

CYCLE Kids strives to promote healthy lifestyle choices by introducing children to the joys of cycling and educating them about bike safety and nutrition. We empower children to develop active and positive lifelong habits.

 

About Us:

Established in 2004, CYCLE Kids is a Cambridge-based nonprofit that works with schools and community centers to help children learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Using the excitement and fun of learning to ride a bicycle, we provide an exercise and nutrition focused curriculum that teaches bicycle skills and safety  to encourage children to increase their level of physical activity and becomes more aware of how food and exercise affect their health.

Main Programs

  1. CYCLE Kids program
Service Areas

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Massachusetts

The CYCLE Kids program is active in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, California, and Washington. In Massachusetts, CYCLE Kids programs are present in Boston, Fall River, Greenfield, Holyoke, and Waltham, and are mandatory in every Cambridge and Somerville schools.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Julianne Idlet

Keywords

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Fighting childhood obesity through physical exercise and nutrition lessons

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Also Known As

CYCLE Kids, Inc.

EIN

20-1169399

 Number

0085843721

Physical Address

5 JFK Street Suite 205

Cambridge, 02138

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Research Based Curricula: Boston University, Sargent College

Since 2008, the CYCLE Kids founder and visiting scholar at Boston University’s Sargent College, Julianne Idlet, has been collaborating with Dr. Paula Quatromoni and a team of graduate students from the nutrition program at Boston University’s Sargent College to document evidence of the program’s impact on children. With results from information gathered through surveys and interviews with CYCLE Kids participants a curriculum has been developed that is relevant, appropriately targeted, and engaging for students in grades 4-6. These findings have been presented at meetings of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Tufts University School of Nutrition Student Research Symposium, and the Boston University’s Science & Engineering Symposium.

Continuing research on the behavioral impact of the program on nutrition knowledge, eating habits, physical activity, readiness to change and self-confidence, is being funded by the American Heart Association.

With added community involvement, partnerships with local police, input from community leaders, and support from parents, CYCLE Kids already has an influential support network.

Programs

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Program 1

CYCLE Kids program

The CYCLE Kids program, offered through in-school physical education or after-school programs, introduces students to the joys of bicycling and educates them about nutrition and bike safety.  The CYCLE Kids curriculum, developed in conjunction with Boston University and Sargen College, combines self-esteem enhancing lessons with challenging workouts that help children develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

 

The CYCLE Kids environment provides an active and fun environment for children to learn to make healthy lifestyle choices.  Our eight-class curriculum influences youth who in turn are ambassadors to their friends, educating them on the importance of healthy nutririon choices and daily physical exercise.

 

The CYCLE kids goal is to:

Encourage and inspire youth to live healthy, active lives and become ambassadors for a healthier tomorrow.

Expand the reach of this creative, fun program which brings together the magic of learning to ride a bike with the life long lessons of a healthy, active lifestyle to kids across America.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

The CYCLE Kids program is active in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, California, and Washington. In Massachusetts, CYCLE Kids programs are present in Boston, Fall River, Greenfield, Holyoke, and Waltham, and are mandatory in every Cambridge and Somerville schools.

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CYCLE KIDS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Cycle Kids Inc.

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Principal Officer

Julianne Idlet

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lauren Scopaz

Harlem Childrens Zone

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