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International Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 7 is International Walk to School Day.  Started in 1997 in Chicago, iWalk has participants in all 50 states joining 3 million international walkers. The day highlights the need for walkable routes within communities. Whether you’re motivated for a cleaner environment, healthier habits, safe streets, or all three, make sure the kids walk to school on Wednesday.

If you’re motivated to think creatively on ways to increase walking to school, check out the $1000 mini-grants that Safe Routes is offering.

The aim of the mini-grants is to use student creativity and leadership skills to increase safe walking and bicycling to school. Successful applications will include one or a combination of the following: student-led activities, concern for the environment, and/or promotion of physical activity. Activities funded by the mini-grants must be part of a new or existing Safe Routes to School program.

-Becca Cahall

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One Response to “International Walk to School Day”

  1. I think this is a wonderful ideal. Having a walk to school day teaches the kids that walking is good for you. They see that you can enjoy walking. Kids need to be taught that walking and exercise is good for you. If they learn it when their young then it is better for them. Because you can’t lose weight that easy when you get older. Thanks for posting for us all to see.

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