Youth Development

Fitzip Org

Preventing obesity related diseases and inspiring healthy life habits

aka Earn-A-Bike

San Antonio, TX

Mission

Using the bicycle as a tool for transformation, our team provides educational programs that equip youth with life skills, physical health, mentoring, and asset-building experiences in order to foster self-reliance, critical thinking skills and community engagement.

Ruling Year

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Cristian Sandoval

Programs Manager

Ms. Destiny Mujia

Main Address

8400 Blanco Rd. Suite #204

San Antonio, TX 78216 USA

Keywords

Youth Development, Community Engagement

EIN

45-3778811

 Number

7043464852

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Edgewood ISD has a large at risk student population (73.9%). At risk indicates whether a student is currently identified as at-risk of dropping out of school. SA2020 has a mission to have 85% of freshman cohorts to graduate in four years. The need is to raise the level of high school completion with a quality, TEKS aligned program that addresses the three drop-out indicators: attendance, behavior, and academic performance. This program addresses the need to increase high school completion, which ensures students are prepared for graduation. We do this with our innovative curriculum and teaching process that put the tools in the hands of the students, empowering them to take ownership of their bikes and their leadership capabilities. Our Build-A-Bike event allows parents, teachers and community members to come together to create a network of support for the children. We understand that the education of students is essential to preparing them for future success and their success

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Earn-A-Bike@School

Earn-A-Bike: Bike Camps

Community Bike Shop

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We aim to empower children to incorporate healthy living into their lives. We do this by teaching the basics of bicycle safety and mechanics, nutrition, and the importance of leading active lifestyles. We are getting children on bikes, allowing them to enjoy the open air, all the benefits that come with being out in the open, and having fun with friends and family.

We partner with organizations to provide programs to children and individuals whose environments offer little support in regards to physical activity and proper eating habits. We assess key metrics impacting the community and look for areas that could be more effectively targeted. One of our favorite performance indicators is the school's "Attendance Rate" in the most recent Texas Education Agency - Distinction Designation Summary There are educational, incentive based programs (Accelerated Reading, Millionaires Club, etc); however, there is a lack of programs that take a holistic approach, looking at academics, health, and recreation. And San Antonio has begun to foster a love of cycling with organizations such as SWellCycle in place and with a budding number of bike clubs and social clubs in and around the San Antonio area; however, there is a gap in making the connection from cycling to youth, wellness, and education. This is where Earn-A-Bike steps in as a solution.

We develop a close relationship with school districts to work with elementary schools to provide students with programs that encompass the love of cycling with TEKS aligned lessons that teach students about wellness, bike mechanics and parts, responsibility, and accountability. We understand the importance of partners and volunteers, so we aim to foster these relationships. We work with organizations such as Edgewood ISD, SWell Cycle, the San Antonio Food Bank, Crossroad Bikes, Small Planet eBikes, the YMCA, Our Lady of the Lake University, BB&T Bank, Vibra San Antonio, SATX Social Ride, Team Wingman and the Wheelmen 100 to ensure that our program is as impactful as possible.

Our main metric of success is the number children involved in our program every year. We are currently working with St. Mary's University in San Antonio to have a impact evaluation conducted on our program to measure our outcomes.

The Fitzip.org is continuously working to expand their reach. To date: - 1,238 people earned their bike through Earn-A-Bike (EAB) - 590 participants completed the 12-hour Earn-A-Bike program - 767 children earned a bike through EAB @ School This year, 300 students from five campuses in Edgewood ISD will earn their spot at the Earn-A-Bike for Christmas 2018, an official SA 300 event. Their good behavior, school attendance, academic performance, and health and wellness knowledge will have paid off. They will all receive a brand new bicycle, helmet, lights, lock and the experience of a lifetime. This Christmas Season, Earn-A-Bike will bring together 300 children, 300 parents and more than 700 volunteers to make Earn-A-Bike for Christmas 2018 the largest student-led bike build event in the US.

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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