Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grants

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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:

  • Improve children’s health – increased physical activity can help combat childhood obesity 
  • Give parents a chance to connect with their kids while walking or biking to school 
  • Improve air quality and the environment 
  • Help schools and districts meet their green goals
  • Encourage safer environments around school zones – less traffic congestion can improve safety
  • Instill healthy habits in children’s commute decisions

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 schools@brownmarketingstrategies.com.  

Para ver información en español, por favor utilice el traductor de Google en la parte inferior de esta página, mande un correo a schools@brownmarketingstrategies.com, o llame a Barbara Solorzano al (619) 546-5390.

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