Celebrating Literacy Milestones: CYCLE’s Impact on Students’ Educational Journey

Happy Summer, CYCLE Houston community! 

We are thrilled to bring you the latest edition of our Spring Newsletter, where we highlight the remarkable achievements and positive impact CYCLE has had on students’ literacy markers throughout the year. We are proud to announce that we have successfully delivered 5,000 bikes to students so far in 2023, resulting in an equal number of young minds empowered to improve their literacy skills. 

CYCLE’s mission has always been rooted in the belief that a bicycle can unlock a world of possibilities for a child. As we witness the transformative power of our program, we understand that each bike we provide symbolizes more than just a mode of transportation; it represents an opportunity for a student to grow, learn, and thrive. 

One shining example of CYCLE’s impact can be seen in the data collected from Edgewood Elementary in Spring Branch ISD. Throughout the semester, CYCLE partnered with this remarkable school to support 75 second-grade students on their literacy journey. The graph above showcases the remarkable progress made by these young learners, as they experienced significant improvements in their literacy markers from the beginning of the semester to the end of the year. 

Reading Levels Gained

This data is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, teachers, and CYCLE volunteers. It is heartwarming to see the direct correlation between providing bicycles and enhancing literacy skills. The joy and independence that come with owning a bike empower students to explore their community, visit local libraries, and access educational resources that contribute to their overall growth. 

CYCLE’s impact reaches far beyond the realm of transportation. By fostering a love for reading, we enable students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and future leaders. Through our partnerships with schools, passionate volunteers, and generous supporters like you, we are creating a brighter future, one pedal at a time. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the individuals and organizations who have contributed to CYCLE’s success. Your unwavering support has allowed us to make a profound difference in the lives of thousands of students across Houston. 

As we continue our journey, we invite you to join us in empowering more young minds by supporting our cause. Together, we can continue to transform communities, one bike and one book at a time. 

Thank you for being a part of the CYCLE Houston family and for helping us make a lasting impact on the lives of students in our city. 


Amber Fatheree, Assitant Director

CYCLE Houston

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