Let’s OUTRIDE ADHD! The Specialized Foundation is now accepting Riding for Focus grant applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The grant window will close February 14th, and the final decisions will be announced April 17th.

Applications are open to all middle schools, grades 6-8, throughout the USA. To learn more, and begin the application process, please begin here

“We’re continuing to see a positive impact on youth’s lives across academic, health, and social measures. We encourage parents, teachers, and administrators to consider the Riding for Focus program to realize the potential benefits for their kids, students, and classrooms.” Said Ted Theocheung, CEO of The Specialized Foundation.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to be one of the few schools in the nation to participate in this phenomenal program. The Riding for Focus curriculum truly mirrors AIM’s philosophy, and does so in a way that encourages a lifelong healthy lifestyle.” — Mike Brooks, Athletic Director AIM Academy, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, currently running the Riding for Focus program.

“Our students really enjoy riding and embrace each adventure with a positive attitude. Nobody has finished a ride in a worse mood than he or she started and our volunteer adults remarked how much each student has gained in skill and confidence.” — Anne Rock, English Teacher, AIM Academy, program champion for the Riding for Focus program.


In addition to the annual grant awarding cycling, there are two additional opportunities to get a Riding for Focus program at your school. Schools can fundraise and self-fund, as well as seek matching funding from local donors.

The Specialized Foundation is also continuing academic research in partnership with Stanford University to gain a better understanding of the positive effects of cycling for middle school aged children, with a focus on youth with learning differences such as ADHD.

 Let’s Outride ADHD!

Ariadne Scott