VVCC Member Emma Young
How long have you lived in the Verde Valley?
I have lived in the Verde Valley since 2015 and moved from Frankfort, Michigan.
Are you married and, if so, to whom and for how long?
I am married to Randy Young from the Verde Valley Bicycle Company. We got married just over a year ago at a bicycle themed ceremony!
What do you do for a living?
I am a teacher.
How long have you been a teacher?
Where do you teach/what grades/subjects?
I teach 5th and 6th grade ancient world history at Cottonwood Community Elementary School.
What do you like most about being a teacher?
I love teaching because I get to work with youth, I have so much fun with them. The other part I love about the job is that it challenges my creative side while allowing me to use scientific based practices.
What do you like least about being a teacher?
Does your school participate in the Bikes4Kids Program?
Yes, we just started a club this year and the students are thrilled!
How often does the program meet in your school?
We meet twice a week for an hour and a half or two hours.
How many students participate?
We have seven members.
What have we missed?
When I moved to Arizona I wanted to begin riding a mountain bike because it was so popular here. I did not want to miss out! I fell in love with riding because of the exercise, being out in nature and most of all the community.