Letter from Linda Jean:
Our experience with Hydro-bikes, and with Matt in particular, has been incredibly enlightening, for students and staff.
My students take a little extra time and attention. I was worried they would be “too much” to handle, especially working on that dock! Watching the limitless patience of Mat that first day, was not only a relief, but I was amazed at the high expectation he had for them.
That combination of high expectation and patience proved very motivating for the students. They were proud of their accomplishments of cleaning the hydro-bikes, and the skill they didn’t know they had of riding the hydrobikes!
Letter from Amanda Butzen:
Long Beach Hydrobikes paired with Matthew's innate gift of connecting with individuals who have a disability has created a rewarding experience for all involved. The bikes serve as a tool for not only riding on water, but as an expansion of job training, communication building and enhancing social interaction for many of our students.
We cannot thank Long Beach Hydrobikes and Matthew enough for the wonderful opportunities they have provided for students in the Adult Community Transition Program with LBUSD