Over the course of Push America’s history, the way the
organization achieves its mission has changed often without ever forgetting its
roots. When it was founded, Push America was based on the construction of play
units for children with disabilities. It was only a matter of years before
construction was no longer the sole focal point of the organization.
Cycling was introduced 10 years into the organization’s
history with Journey of Hope, a cross-country cycling event, followed by Gear
Up Florida, a similar event across the state. With the addition of Build
America a few years later, cycling and construction truly began working
hand-in-hand to change the lives of people with disabilities.
Currently, Push America still utilizes construction and
cycling as main vehicles for impact, but has also added Push America Challenge,
an event not restricted to only members of Pi Kappa Phi focused on pushing the
limits of human ability.
More than any one event, though, is the idea of service
leadership. The goal of each and every Push America program is to give of one’s
self in order to benefit people with disabilities, instilling a lifelong
commitment to service.
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