OUR MISSION

The Mission of ON THE MOVE, INC. is two fold:

First, to promote literacy for children in need, so that they achieve 3rd grade reading proficiency by the end of third grade while simultaneously sparking their interest in reading as one step to becoming life-long learners.

 

Second, to encourage a healthy lifestyle, for these same children, by providing them with bikes to stimulate their bodies as well as their minds.

Promoting literacy is of primary importance, but especially to at-risk children, who often become caught in the “summer gap/slide ”.  A lack of books in the home, decreases their reading level, and as a result they enter the new school year already behind. We hope, that by providing books to these children, the “Summer Reading Gap” or “Summer Slide” will be decreased.

 

Promoting physical exercise, particularly in the form of riding a bike, allows a child to feel free, have the wind in their face, and be exhilarated as they use their new found independence in an exciting way.

 

Research shows that economically disadvantaged children who begin reading at pre-kindergarten level have the chance to keep up with their peers when entering school.  Starting them to read in Kindergarten is too late.

Additionally, learning at this early age to exercise their bodies (i.e., riding a bike), has a very coordinated and positive effect on their mind, spirit, and especially self-esteem... which continues as they mature.

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Reading pre-kindergarten

All Donations are Tax Deductible

Click any choice below to find out how you can help

On The Move Inc. is always purchasing new teacher-requested books (aligning with curriculum), as well as new bikes for these children.

 

If you would like to donate to either of these, please specify your choice when you donate.

On The Move, Inc. is always receiving requests for specific needs

(ie a specialized bike for pre-school playground activity, or maybe a series of multiple books like Harry Potter)...

all relating to our mission. 

 

If you would like to know more about our Wish List, please let us know by email, text, or give us a call!

All our books and bikes are new, and we are grateful to all those who make this possible.

 

How do volunteers help?

 

Peel and Stick Labels

One of the ways we acknowledge our gratitude is by designing a seal of thanks to our grant and corporate donors.  We then put a seal on every one of our books and bikes, so the parents and educators know and can appreciate those who have helped.

 

Assembling bikes 

If you are mechanically adept, 

this task is perfect for you!

 

Reading to students

Time is as valuable as money. Volunteering to read to children is always an appreciated donation.

 

        We would love to hear from you! 

Click DONATE or VOLUNTEER to find out more.

All Donations are Tax Deductible