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.

 2018-2019 Basics Trainings

The SRTS Basics Training 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.

The SRTS Basics training is offered monthly and there is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Check out the upcoming dates to register.

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

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Regional Trainings

The SRTS regional trainings are 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:

  • Navigating the Planning Process
  • Navigating the Application Process
  • Students at the Center: Youth Engagement and Leadership with SRTS
  • Building Sustainable District-Wide SRTS Programs
  • Asset Mapping: From Resources to Volunteers
  • Diversify and Amplify: Leveraging Partnerships to Strengthen Your Program

All trainings go from 10AM to 3PM with registration and networking starting at 9AM and a FREE lunch included. However, registration is required as space is limited. The regional trainings offered throughout the state this year are as follows.

Location Date
Houghton Wednesday, May 29
Escanaba Thursday, May 30
Detroit Tuesday, August 27
Ludington Thursday, August 29

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

  • Check our training calendar to attend the Award Recipient Series of live webinars, and
  • Contact Max Fulkerson to learn more about reporting procedures and invoicing guidelines.

If you are unable to attend a webinar training or none are scheduled, you can also access the recordings below:

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.