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.

 2020 Basics Trainings

The SRTS Basics Training is a 45-60 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.


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.

Our regional training opportunities feature small group, hands-on sessions designed to help you build or sustain a SRTS project. Trainings include how to navigate the planning and application process, share best practices, and feature success stories from some of Michigan’s most innovative projects.

Breakout session topic options include:

  • Students at the Center: SRTS Youth Engagement and Leadership
  • Building Sustainable District-Wide SRTS Programs with Policy and Partnerships
  • Asset Mapping: From Resources to Volunteers
  • Safe Routes to School for Rural Communities

Registration is required at least one week before each event, as space is limited.

Training is scheduled from 9:30AM to 3:00PM and include a FREE lunch. We also will offer an optional walking audit from 3:00PM to 4:00PM immediately following the training (weather permitting).

Upcoming SRTS Regional Training Opportunities

Location Date
Jackson Tuesday, May 12*
Gaylord Thursday, May 14*
Benton Harbor Thursday, August  13
Port Huron Thursday, August 20

*May trainings may be rescheduled.


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 learn more about reporting procedures and invoicing guidelines.
  • Watch and review the recorded awardee trainings 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.