We Are Racine has partnered up with, The Racine Police Department, SafeKids and Fed Ex for their annual “International Walk To School Day”. This is a worldwide event that is being held on October 3,2012. This year we are working with the children who attend Wadewitz School and live in the areas of Jacato Drive/Rapids/Mt. Pleasant areas.
Fed Ex and SafeKids will be out in the morning to teach how to walk safely to school along with a quick breakfast and then everyone will walk to school together. After school kids who attend will stop back at the Jacato COP House for an after school treat! WE ARE RACINE is excited to be partnering with these wonderful organizations for this event!
Some history on this program
In the United States, pedestrian injury is a leading cause of injury and death for children ages 1 to 14. In 2009, an estimated 13,000 children were injured and a total of 244 child pedestrians lost their lives.
What We Do
Safe Kids Worldwide and program sponsor FedEx created Safe Kids Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities.
The goal of the initiative is preventing pedestrian-related injury to children. Since the launch of the program in spring 2000, Safe Kids Walk This Way has spanned the globe, engaging FedEx volunteers to reach families in hundreds of communities throughout the United States and around the world.
Safe Kids Walk This Way relies on FedEx employee volunteers and encourages new partners, including public officials, public agencies, community organizations and parents, to join Safe Kids Worldwide coalitions to improve conditions for child pedestrians.
Since the beginning of the program, more than 2.2 million students have joined with nearly 14,000 FedEx volunteers in 5,500 schools for International Walk to School Day—the program’s largest and most widespread activity.