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Walking to school represents a fun opportunity for physical activity built into the 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 life-long habits. Other benefits may include:
Are you wondering how to get your school involved in this fun movement? Become an official partner of the Safe Routes to School Mecklenburg County Partnership Program! By joining our program you’ll have the opportunity to self-pace through four partnership levels. The program is designed to recognize and encourage active transportation to schools. Any Mecklenburg County elementary or middle school is eligible to participate. Partnership demonstrates a school's commitment to improving opportunities for students to safely walk and bike 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 Clint Grant, Active Living & Injury Prevention Program Supervisor, at 980-314-9147 or
Fill out this the online SRTS Progress Report to become a partner and learn more!
Click here for additional resources.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.