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Custodian makes a difference, one bike at a time

November 11, 2011

PORTLAND, OR — One custodian demonstrates how the power of one person can truly make a difference, according to Bike Portland.

John Sarrazin, the head custodian at Poynter Middle School, turned a chance encounter with a student into a full blown afterschool program, the article stated.

According to the article, a student was having trouble with fractions and he happened to need work done on his bike.

Sarrazin taught him fractions while teaching him how to fix his bike; pretty soon, the student''s friends were bringing Sarrazin their bikes, and he was teaching them how to fix them, the article noted.

The members of the club now fix up bikes and donate them to charity, the article added.

The club has grown from eight kids last year to 50 this year, the article concluded.

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