Active transportation for students and money for schools
In support of International Walk to School Day in October, the iCommute Walk, Ride, and Roll to School program awarded mini-grants of up to $1,500 to public or private K-12 schools or school districts. Programs or projects that educate and encourage active forms of transportation to and from school, and that promote pedestrian safety around schools were eligible. Up to $30,000 in grant funding will be awarded in 2015. The grant application period closed on Friday, May 22. Seventeen successful applicants received approval notice in June.
About the mini-grant program. The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program is an annual awareness effort implemented by iCommute. The goal is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, skate, or ride a scooter to school; raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. The mini-grants will empower schools with resources and flexibility to organize events and programs that work best for their students.
There are many benefits to participating in the annual Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program:
In 2014, San Diego region schools participated in a week-long Walk, Ride, and Roll to School challenge. Overall, students logged miles equivalent to 56,313 home runs in Petco Park and burned calories equal to snorkeling in La Jolla Cove for 673 hours!
For more information about the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program, please contact Maggie Li, iCommute consultant, at (619) 546-5390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is a great way to connect students to the environment by encouraging walking and biking. Children who spend more time in nature connect better with wildlife and conservation - which is what the Zoo likes to see happen!
Walk, Ride, and Roll to School 2015 Mini-Grant Recipients