motion equals healthy
Our outreach programs and initiatives are designed to provide needed support, and resources to inner-city youth through non‐competitive cycling activities and training. In addition, the foundation's programs engage youth in S.T.E.M./S.T.R.E.A.M. educational opportunities while promoting healthy lifestyles, eco‐awareness, and enhancing individual self-esteem.
Since 2018 the Bahati Foundation in partnership with Giant Bikes has provided new bikes to deserving students as part of
our Adopt-A-School program which serves several local area elementary public and private schools.
The Adopt-A-School program is designed to empower inner-city students on and off the bike. To make a positive change by providing incentives with resources to students while fostering encouragement, and self-confidence.
The Bahati Foundation is excited and proud to announce its new cycling and wellness initiative to encourage youth and adults towards fitness and a healthier lifestyle 'Motion Equals Healthy'.
Since our founding in 2010, we have outreached to inner-city youth with programs and initiatives that have impacted hundreds of students from several local area schools. From the direct donation of Band Instruments to Compton Unified School District, and Crenshaw High School to making needed Basketball equipment donation to Charles R. Drew Medical Magnet H.S., Girls Basketball Team.
2016-2017 through a pilot program in conjunction with Verbum Dei High School in Watts, California we created the Bahati School Site Cycling Club (BSSCC) that provided students with track cycling certification and hands-on training at the Velodrome, California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, California.
In 2018-2019 we launched the Annual Bike Giveaway and Wellness Expo which was conceived in conjunction with our alliance partner Giant Bicycles. This event expanded our community presence and footprint within local schools. Additional partners include; Methods To Winning, RideOn Bike Shop, and LAPD Detectives Southwest Division. This event and outreach has provided over 100 new bikes to students from elementary schools;
Bradley Elementary (LAUSD), Coliseum Street Elementary (LAUSD), and Educating Young Minds Elementary.
2019 the Bahati Foundation launched its first 'Teen Hacking Health Hackathon' where High school students create apps and ideas
around teen health issues as part of the Motion Equals Healthy Initiative.
Over the past 2 years, the foundation has partnered with Zwift to provide access to students in S.T.E.M and S.T.R.E.A.M. education (science, recreation, technology, engineering, arts, and math) through fun and fitness cycling activities.