We would like to extend our gratitude to MedHOK for their generosity and support of "I Am Biking For Student Success".
** MedHOK WILL MATCH EVERY DOLLAR 100% • ($1 for $1) • FOR THE NEXT $3,500 DONATED!! **
Any amount will make a difference in giving the students of St. Peter Claver Catholic School and "The I Am ProGram" access to the best sports teams and clubs.
The journey begins in 1 SHORT DAY!
•DATE: August 2nd, 2017
• TIME: 6 a.m.
• LOCATION: St. Peter Claver Catholic School 1401 N Governor St, Tampa, FL 33602
You are encouraged to air our live stream at http://www.facebook.com/marvin.jones.3975 starting on August 2nd at 6 a.m. through August 6th.
TAMPA- On August 2nd, four Tampa youth leaders will bike from Ybor City to Miami and back for underprivileged kids. “The I Am Program” coaches are raising money for the children at the historic St. Peter Claver School in Ybor City. The money will be used for sports teams and clubs. They will bike 500 miles round trip.
10 years ago the doors of St. Peter Claver were being closed. Rich in African American history the school was forgotten with only 64 students enrolled at the time. With the support of Joe Capitano Jr. and Phil Alessi Jr., Marvin D. Jones, the founder of “The I Am Program”, saw the condition of the school and decided that the children will be forgotten no longer.
Over 300 students now attend St. Peter Claver. In only two years, Marvin Jones and “The I Am Program” have helped the students GPA average go from 1.2 to 2.5.
Children that society seems to overlook, “The I Am Program” is dedicated to give them the same opportunities and support as other schools that are located in areas of higher incomes. They offer the children access to sports teams, sports facilities, tutoring, and mentorship.
The four “I Am Program” coaches, Marvin D Jones “Papi-Gallo," Harold Wilson “Coach Bulo,” Terrence Wilson “Coach Rex,” and Natalie Novak “Coach Nat,” will do one pull-up for each student at St. Peter Claver on South Beach before biking back to Tampa.