Safe Walking for Every Child
“The biggest challenge we face is not a challenge of body, but a challenge of mind. We need to change a lot of folks' mindsets about walking to school, because for many people the thought never crossed their mind. It's really helpful to see stories of what other schools and communities are doing, not only to see what's possible, but to inspire us as well.” – Drew Wiesel, teacher at Schmitt Elementary School, Denver, CO
You’ve spent the past few months and weeks gearing up for Walk to School Day on October 4, and now is the time to make sure your school will turn out in full force to change hearts and minds about walking to school.
Here are three ideas for building momentum in your community in the last week leading up to Walk to School Day:
- Start a Walking School Bus program at your school to welcome families to the world of walking to school. Our step-by-step guide outlines how to plan and implement a walking school bus for your school, and includes proven tools, tips and resources for a fast and easy start.
- Register your event at walkbiketoschool.org to ensure your activities are counted as part of the nationwide movement for walking and bicycling.
- Click here to support the National Partnership’s Safe Walking for Every Child Campaign to make sure every child in America has the opportunity to walk safely and confidently in their communities every day.
Your support will help us reach our goal of $2,000. Thank you!