International Walk to School Day
Florida Suncoast Safe Kids and Safe Routes to School, led by All Children's Hospital, are making a difference to reduce the number of child pedestrian deaths and injuries in our communities. International Walk to School day is a fun and interactive way to promote walking to school safely. This one-day event which involves communities from more than 40 countries began in 1997. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school. Today, thousands of schools across America - from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico - participate every October.
This year's Walk to School Day will take place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Please return after your walk to fill out The Judge Karl Grube "Extra Mile" evaluation form for the chance to win the award. It is given annually to a school that demonstrates outstanding achievement in its participation in the Safe Kids International Walk to School Day initiative.
For additional planning and outreach tools visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.