FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

March 12, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications

610-799-7797

bevin.theodore@kidspeace.org

 

Community Bike Works at KidsPeace graduation is March 19 

 

North Whitehall Township – KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 18 residents who have completed the winter session of Community Bike Works. A graduation ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. March 19 on our Orchard Hills Campus.

The children and teenagers have dedicated 20 hours of classroom time each week for the past few months, learning about bicycle safety and repair. As a graduation gift, they get to keep the bikes they worked on during the program.  

Community Bike Works was started in Allentown by Stefan Goslawski as an effort to provide children an alternative to hanging on the streets. Two years ago, Rob Scott, supervisor of recreational facilities for KidsPeace, formed a partnership where staff took a course and brought their knowledge back to the children on campus. Goslawski, who is retiring as executive director this year, plans to attend the ceremony to honor the participants.

WHO: Community Bike Works at KidsPeace participants

WHAT: Graduation ceremony

WHEN: 1 p.m., Tues., March 19

WHERE: Donley TEC, 5300 KidsPeace Drive, Orefield, PA

About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/kidspeace.org or on Twitter @KidsPeace.