The kids of San Diego VeloYouth are what the program is all about.
Read about their stories and interests.
San Diego VeloYouth kids:
- Attend schools where 75% of the student population participates in the free or reduced-price lunch program
- Live in neighborhoods with high gang activity
- Struggle with emotional and/or developmental disabilities
- May be homeless
But what the all share are huge hearts and a desire to move beyond their circumstances.
Enjoy these uplifting and inspiring quotes from youth who have attended and completed a SDVY program:
“I’m surprised at how may things we think we can’t do, but is actually possible” - Billy
“We learned how to work as a team and ride together” - Jaime
“I learned how to work as a team and be a supportive teammate” - Leslie
“The new experience I had today was being cheered for; it never occurred to me that people will ever cheer for me” - Shianne
“I enjoyed people cheering for for each other” - Brianna
“…I was not feeling well but still tried my best. I am glad that I tried my best because even if I got a little sick, I still had extreme fun with all my classmates” - Keila
“I enjoyed the privilege to be cycling” - Jerry
“I learned to cooperate with my team by suing communication” - Irving
“I was surprised at how well we worked as a team” - Sebastian