We are dedicated to helping Michigan schools and communities build sustainable Safe Routes to School programs, and offer a series of trainings annually to further the development of your projects. Additionally, we can adapt any training in terms of time or topic for your team.

 2017-2018 Basics Trainings

SRTS Basics is a 30-45 minute introductory webinar that will help you understand how Safe Routes to School works in Michigan. The session ends with Q&A, so you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from others on the call.

SRTS Basics webinar trainings are offered monthly. Check out the upcoming dates to register. No cost to participate, but registration is required as space is limited.

Unable to attend a live Basics Webinar session? Access a recording of the training here.

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2018 Regional Trainings

The SRTS regional training is for school champions, award recipients, principals, school transportation officials, planners, and road authorities, who want to dive deeper into the SRTS movement. The regional trainings will consists small group, hands-on sessions designed to help you build or sustain a SRTS project and presentations meant to share best practices and success stories from some of Michigan’s most innovative projects. Breakout session topics include:

  • Walking Audits and Action Planning
  • Institutionalizing a SRTS Program
  • Engaging and Changing Stakeholder’s Perceptions for SRTS
  • Engaging Students through Education and Encouragement Programs
  • Navigating the MDOT Grant System
  • Volunteer Engagement and Retention
  • Strategic Partnerships for Eligible and Ineligible Projects
  • Competitive & Comprehensive Bike Infrastructure in SRTS

Regional trainings are offered annually throughout the state. All trainings are FREE and include a light lunch, but registration is required as space is limited. Check out the upcoming dates to register.

Have an idea for a location of one of our regional trainings or a request for a session topic?  Email our Operations Coordinator, Colleen Synk.

SRTS Award Recipient Training

Award recipient trainings are for schools and organizations that have received SRTS non-infrastructure funding through the Mini or Major Grant. Once awarded, grantees should contact Max Fulkerson to schedule this 1:1 training to learn more about reporting procedures and invoicing guidelines. If unable to schedule a training, you can also access a recording of the training here.

If you are unable to participate in a SRTS Basics Webinar or Regional Training, or if you would like an individualized training for your community, please contact your grant coordinator to schedule a date and time. Additionally, we have a number of previously recorded trainings in our archives.