Purpose and Mission
The Bikes for Books (b4b) program is designed to assist in the improvement of reading skills of elementary school students. Studies and statistics show learning to read and the continuing development of that skill occurs usually by the third (3rd) grade. If a child has not learned and started development of this skill they will lag behind throughout their educational years and often throughout life unless a major intervention occurs.
The Founding Fathers of our country started and supported the Public Education system. Since that time great education advancements have occurred for the general public.
Incentives appear to have a positive effect on many elementary school students so the idea of winning or earning a new bicycle usually will create the interest to read more.