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iCan Shine Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/31/2014: iCan Shine

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ICAN SHINE INC

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AKA  iCan Bike
Paoli, PA
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iCan Shine Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/31/2014: iCan Shine

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ICAN SHINE INC

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Also Known As: iCan Bike
Physical Address: Paoli, PA 19301 
EIN: 56-2634247
Web URL: www.icanshine.org 
NTEE Category: N Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
N99 Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 2008 
How This Organization Is Funded: Program Fees - $637,119
Contributions - $49,248
Donations - $14,582


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Mission Statement

The mission of iCan Shine (formerly Lose The Training Wheels) is to provide unique learning opportunities in recreational activities for people with disabilities.  Each person's abilities are embraced and nurtured to foster an environment where everyone can shine!

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $700,949
Total Expenses $879,882

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Lisa Ruby

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As Executive Director, Lisa is responsible for overseeing all aspects of iCan Shine with a primary focus on implementing our vision through strategic planning, business development, alliance building with other nonprofit organizations, fundraising, marketing, program and staff development. Lisa brings over 20 years of management and business experience. After a successful career in information technology, including starting and managing a successful consulting business for six years, Lisa chose to change her career path to work for and with children and found her way to adapted recreation where she has worked for the past nine years. Lisa believes that play is the purest form of therapy the world has to offer, and physical play the most beneficial for body, mind and soul. Lisa devotes her time and effort to delivering the highest quality programs, working to ensure that everyone involved with iCan Shine, including staff, participants, families, volunteers, hosts, sponsors and partners – learn and teach in a supportive environment. Lisa currently resides near Washington, DC and can be reached at: lisa@icanshine.org

Leadership Statement:

Do you remember the feeling of freedom and pride you experienced the first time you rode a bicycle?   Do you remember the sense of accomplishment you felt?   Learning to ride a two-wheel bicycle is a rite of passage for nearly everyone, but many people with disabilities never realize this achievement.Parents, teachers and therapists describe our results as incredible.  Many of our riders have tried for years to learn to ride a bike without success.  Our recent experience indicates that more than 80 percent of our riders learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle in one week.Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major milestone in anyone’s life.  When learning has been a struggle the accomplishment and its impact is much greater.  We observe that learning to ride a bicycle results in increased self esteem and confidence, increased peer inclusion, a positive change in family dynamics and improved quality of life through recreation.

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Programs

Program: iCan Bike Camp (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
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Program Description:

Our 5-Day iCan Bike camps are conducted in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.  Our bike camps have between 20 and 40 riders with disabilities and have a historical success rate in teaching them to independently ride a conventional two-wheel bike of over 80%.

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Program: iCan Bike After-School Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Our 5-Day iCan Bike After-School Programs ("ASP") are conducted in partnership with local public school districts.  Our ASP bike programs have generally between 4 and 8 riders with disabilities and have a historical success rate in teaching them to independently ride a conventional two-wheel bike of over 80%. The ASP bike programs differ from our Bike Camps in that the volunteer spotters are typically developing middle school peers of the riders who undergo daily interactive diversity training.

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iCan Shine (formerly, Lose The Training Wheels) is a national charitable nonprofit organization. We collaborate with local organizations and individuals, we refer to as our program 'hosts', to conduct over 100 five-day iCan Bike programs in 32 States and 3 Provinces in Canada serving nearly 3,000 people with disabilities each year. Our organization began in 2007 and, since then, we have successfully taught approximately 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. The impact of learning to ride a bicycle independently, and our high level of success in helping people with disabilities accomplish this feat, continues to drive demand for our programs and fuel our growth. Approximately 80% of the people who participate in our iCan Bike program ride a two-wheel bicycle independently (at least 75 feet with no assistance) by the end of our five-day program while attending for only 75 minutes each day! The remaining 20% make tremendous progress towards this goal and leave our programs accompanied by parents and/or siblings trained as 'spotters' to pick up where we leave off!
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