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Walk to School Day is One Week Away

The countdown is on – Walk to School Day is only a week away! When kids walk to school, they improve their health, gain independence and confidence, and arrive at school ready to learn. On October 10, thousands of communities will join in with fun and safe Walk to School Day events that get families, teachers, city staff, and community members walking together, while educating children and families about the benefits of walking.

Check out the Safe Routes to School’s guide to planning your Walk to School Day event in four easy steps, and be sure to register your event on walkbiketoschool.org to make sure your efforts are counted as part of the national movement for walking and biking to school.

Baldwin Park Students on the Move with Walking School Bus

A little drizzle wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of Baldwin Park Elementary students and parents in January, as they started the year by kicking off their walking school bus program with the support of Healthy Central Florida. What’s a walking school bus? It’s quite simple: escorted by at least one adult, a group of children walk to school, stopping to “pick up” other students along the way.

Read more about the Walking School Bus program and how to start the program in your local schools.