Pine Bush New York
Pine Bush High School joins the Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program!
The team is at the Bonneville Salt Flats! Watch their progress:
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"Helping With Horsepower" Seeks To Get At-Risk Teens Back On Track With Motorcycles
CBS 2's Lou Young reports.
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For the past ten years, Pine Bush Central School District has used its "Summer Academies" to provide meaningful academic programs for its students. A consistent goal of High School administration and the District has been to find a way to expand the summer program into the academic school year.
In Pine Bush, we have the STARS Academy which is an alternative program that serves students who are credit deficient, at-risk for dropping out, or have other issues. The STARS program was redesigned this year to include project based learning opportunities for the students.
In September students self-selected which project based learning activity they were going to be involved in: AM choices: Leadership and Law Academy (Social Studies), Journalism and Creative Writing (English). PM choices: Sustainable Energy Systems (Math) and Organic Gardening (Science). In order to further his program, Andre Spinelli, Dean of the STARS Academy, sent an e-mail to Lloyd Greer, owner of Lloydz Motor Workz, www.lloydz.com, regarding a possible motorcycle build with his students. Lloyd had already been thinking about working with the STARS students and had already made contact with Laura Klock, Vice President of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, www.helpingwithhorsepower.com.
Laura’s organization, “Helping with Horsepower”, has been involved with charity builds for at-risk student populations in the past, and her company has decided to jump on board with the STARS bike build.
Friday afternoons over the course of the remainder of the year, Pine Bush STARS students and staff will work with Lloydz Motor Workz to implement the “Helping with Horsepower” curriculum to complete this motorcycle build. The end goal of this build will be to take the students and staff who have been involved with the build to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City, Utah to race our completed bike.
In order to make this project come to fruition multiple partners had to commit both financial and human resources. The United States Army has been an integral partner with the Leadership and Law Academy both during the summer and at STARS during the year. Lloydz Motor Workz will be the site where the bike build will occur while classroom instruction will occur in STARS.
The entire project will be funded outside of the District through the support of various organizations.
Laura and Brian Klock presented to the students, faculty and school board for the kick off of this great initiative on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:30 at Pine Bush High School, in Orange County, New York.