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SRTS Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift giving may center around presents your loved ones want. However, it can be a great time to get items for them which they may need or could use to make daily activities, like walking or biking to school, that much safer, easier, or fun. Here’s a quick list of items which could be larger presents or stocking …

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Case Study: City of Hastings with Hastings Middle, Northeastern Elementary and Central Elementary Schools

Having a consistent and committed group of diverse stakeholders helps create a smooth Safe Routes to School planning process and leads into a strong application. It’s one aspect that can initially hold a community back from getting started.  This was the case with the City of Hastings, a small community on the west side of …

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Mini Grant Awards for 2018

This year we’re excited to be awarding $188,868 of mini grant funds to 52 schools across Michigan for active school bus, corner captain, or other initiatives which facilitate the institutionalization and sustainability of active transportation programs. The Safe Routes to School mini-grant program started in 2011 with 15 schools selected through a competitive Request for …

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MSU Action Plan Assistance

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is again partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) to provide technical assistance to Michigan schools interested in developing action plans that can lead to grant funding for infrastructure improvements and program support as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).   …

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Back to School Safety Checklist

General Tips “Who ya gonna call?”– Teach your students their age appropriate personal information. This may be a home address and phone number, or it might be an alternative contact when a parent can not be reached. Set plans for what to do if they arrive home and a parent isn’t there. Map Your Route– Go over the …

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Welcome Jillian Seach!

This month we welcomed Jillian Seach to our team as the Safe Routes to School Intern. She recently finished her first semester at MSU pursuing a Master’s in Public Relations. She hopes that being in a physically healthy work space will enable her to become healthier in all aspects of her life. She wants to …

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