Wednesday, October 3rd, “International Walk To School Day” was hosted on Jacato Drive. This was the first time that the program was done in Racine. FedEx created Safe Kids Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. Safe Kids-Kenosha/Racine partnered with them to bring the event to Racine. Over 17 kids participated along with parents, FedEx, Racine Police, Staff from Wadewitz and volunteers from We Are Racine.
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.
This program 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.