Continuing the youth leadership formula that we have seen work so well, we found funding through the department of transportation to pursue the national Safe Routes to School program, engaging Green Forest students and utilizing teen leaders as peer presenters and group leaders.

Safe Routes to School encourages students who live near their school to walk to class rather than ride the bus or have their parents drive them. There are multiple benefits, including giving kids a fun and healthy activity that ensures they arrive for class alert and ready for a great day.

After a successful first year, we were funded to write a kindergarten thru high school curriculum replicating what we taught in phys-ed classes that conforms to state frameworks while instilling the Safe Routes to School concepts of waoking for fun and health.

The curriculum has been made available for free download by schools nationwide. Its features include:
What is the Safe Routes to School project?
We could not be more proud of Smoke-Free Soccer alumnus Henry Pineda, recent graduate from Williams Baptist College.
  • Teaching in physical education classes how to safely cross streets as
  • well as why walking to school is fun and healthy.
  • Utilizing teen leaders to lead "walking school buses" in which pre-teen students met at a central location  then walk to school together.
  • Rewarding participants through a variety of incentives, including recognition and awards.
Congrats to the Green Forest High School boys soccer team and thanks to all who served as mentors and peer-presenters in the Safe Routes to School project.
What about that national curriculum the Carroll County Resource Council created and tested?
What about that national curriculum the Carroll County Resource Council created and tested?
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