Beechfest Block Party and Earn-a-Bike Program May 24

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Community Schools Project, in collaboration with QC Bike Collective and the Beech Street Elementary School, has created an Earn-A-Bike Program for elementary school children who demonstrate leadership skills associated with the school-wide implementation of a leadership curriculum known as Dovetail Toolbox.

Approximately 90 fifth-grade students will receive a bike package (refurbished bike, helmet, light, and lock) for completing the following leadership items based on the school rules :

Be Respectful: participate in at least 3 City Year led activities at recess;

Be Responsible: complete a project demonstrating how they use one or more of the Dovetail Tools to be healthy;

Be Caring: write an thank you letter or card to QC Bike Collective;

Be Safe: attend a bike safety workshop;

Be Proud: participate in a school clean-up event.

The bike packages will be distributed at a Neighborhood Block Party event. The Earn-A-Bike Program and the Block Party have been generously funded by the Granite United Way. DATE: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Beech Street Elementary School, 333 Beech Street, Manchester, NH VISUALS: 90 Fifth Grade Students proudly receiving their bike packages; families participating in activities, such as dancing, games and face painting; free dinners being served to approximately 400 residents; and community partners assisting families in connecting with services

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