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What Parents Say

Mom, Geerz Boyz

My husband is in jail for being  physically and emotionally abusive to me and our son. My son had so much anxiety built up inside him and he was too afraid to be himself. He was shy, quiet, lonely and scared to trust anyone. I also, struggle financially to support my family on my own, and I am still dealing with courts and lawyers fees. A local organization with my permission  approached Geerz and told them about my situation. The founder of Geerz contacted me himself, and arranged for my son to get his own  brand new bike and helmet. ... More

Mom, Geerz Girlz

My daughter struggles with dysfunctional eating. She is ten years old, but looks barely six because she is so thin.  She desperately wanted to do an extra curricular activity. She looked around at different options, and when she heard about Geerz decided that this is what she wanted to do.  We decided to try and use Geerz as leverage to get her to eat more.  We agreed that she could participate in Geerz if she upheld an agreed upon eating arrangement.  Up until this point, we had tried everything else, and she would never even come close to agreeing. To ... More

Mom, Geerz Boyz

Our son does not have a  relationship with his father. Due to a medical situation my husband cannot play with our son, learn with him, or do any of the things that our son needs and wants. When I heard about Geerz from my neighbor, I thought my 8 1/2 year old son would be so happy to participate. Geerz would provide him with some personal attention that he so desperately needs, as well as, a source of enjoyment and an outlet for his energy and emotions in a healthy manner. The staff at Geerz understood and supported me from ... More

Mom, Geerz Boyz

I so badly wanted Geerz for my son. I read about the confidence mountain biking gives boys with ADHD who are often branded as "bad" and troublemakers in school.  Geerz curriculum adds life skills and social skills. It is also a physical outlet and creates a sense of happiness, freedom and accomplishment that the boys gain. When I privately expressed to a children's behavioral specialist who recommended Geerz for our son, that it was not an option due to financial considerations she told me about the scholarship and partial scholarship opportunities available, according to need. It has been so physically and ... More

Mom, Geerz Boyz

My son is a good boy. He does decently in school, has friends, and is overall well behaved. Having this been said, I have been watching him over the past year slowly change. I cannot put my finger on it, but his baseline of happiness - is just off. We took him to get evaluated and nothing concrete came of it. I started reading more and more about the challenges of today's generation. I grew up pre-internet, pre-smartphones, pre-social media. Even though, I am careful to limit and monitor his usage of these items, he still has access. The studies that ... More

Mom, Geerz Girlz

My daughter Lia was just starting first grade. It was a hard transition for her, and one exacerbated by minor learning disabilities. She lacked confidence and struggled socially. We felt that the mountain biking would offer a fun challenge and fresh air. What we didn't anticipate was how much more she would gain from Geerz. Although the physical focus of the program is biking, Geerz's emphasis on strength of character, teamwork, love of the land, and overcoming obstacles has greatly contributed to Lia's personal growth.Thank you Geerz!

What Professionals Say

Shoshana Gros

MD. Pediatrician, HMO - Leumit

Geerz is an ideal program for both children with behavioral, emotional and/or attention deficit issues as well as an average child who thrives both physically and emotionally. The program does not just work on the physical fitness of each boy and girl, but also helps to build their relationship with other children and themselves.

Dr. Ephraim Rosenbaum

Medical Services Director, Leumit Ramat Beit Shemesh

I am writing this letter in support of the Geerz program. Geerz is an innovative program started by Mr. Nachum Wasosky that treats children with a wide range of problems including ODD, ADHD, low self-image, depression, behavioral problems and more. Over years, I have sent dozens of youth to Geerz and seen impressive improvements to children with these problems.​ In the Geez program, youth go Mountain Bike Riding in groups. Geerz pushes the children to challenges that are harder and harder each week, and improves their self- images. In addition, because the challenge is in a group, it also assists ... More