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Walking, biking, or rolling to school represents a fun opportunity for physical activity built into a child's day. With sedentary behavior contributing to rising childhood obesity levels, Safe Routes to School programming is a convenient way to increase youth physical activity and develop healthy life-long habits. Benefits may include:
Interested in getting more families in your school community walking, riding, or rolling to school? By becoming a Partner School with the Safe Routes to School Mecklenburg County Partnership Program your school community will have the opportunity to progress through the four levels of our partnership program. The program is designed to recognize and encourage active transportation to school, and Is available to any Mecklenburg County elementary or middle school. Partnership demonstrates a school's commitment to improving opportunities for students to safely walk, bike, or roll to school. Partner schools will receive:
Talk with them to get their support and buy-in; without support from leadership and parents it can be tricky to get a walking/bicycling program off the ground.
If you have questions about how to have that conversation, contact Michael Eastwood, Safe Routes to School, Parks, and Healthy Food Coordinator, at 980-314-9162 or Michael.Eastwood@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Fill out this the online SRTS Progress Report to become a partner and learn more!
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