In partnership with the 2nd police precinct and Samsung, Bikes for Kids in America spent the morning at Silas Wood Sixth-Grade center as part of the biannual Samsung Cares Program.
One of the goals of this program is to introduce students to new careers. During the program, police officer Andrew Fiorillo spoke to a select group of children about what it is like to be a Police Officer. “Becoming a Police Officer is an opportunity to change the community in which you serve,” said Officer ‘Drew.’” “Being a police office is a calling that offers many great opportunities to effect real change and to give back to your community.”
Representatives from Samsung were also on hand and students heard from Small Business Team Leader Will Barry who discussed the company, explained what they do, and brought some products to show students.
Mr. Enrico DeLuca, president and founder of Bikes for Kids in America spoke about the importance of remaining active and healthy. “Cycling is not only a fun way to stay active, but it’s also a great way for students to safely explore their community,” said Mr. Deluca. The group of approximately 20 sixth-graders had no idea what was in-store for them, so when the volunteers pulled back the auditorium curtains the room erupted with exuberance as 20 brand new bikes lined the stage anxiously awaiting their new owners.
“Every child matters and it’s important to pay it forward,” said Mr. DeLuca. “I want to thank the South Huntington School District, their Social Worker Mr. Shaka Williams, my partner at Bikes for Kids, Mr. Craig Cory, and of course our good friends at Samsung.