Safe Routes to School
The Safe Routes to School program focuses on increasing student health through physical activity and educating students on healthy living. With the implementation of the “Walking School Bus” program and other safety and health initiatives, we have grown our program by 100% over the last two years! Our partnership consists of the Unified Government Public Health Department, the Unified Government's Public Works Department, BikeWalkKC as our bicycle & pedestrian experts, and the KCK & Turner Unified School Districts. Our program has contacted over 10 schools during its existence and impacted thousands of students in the KCK area.
We coordinate the joint efforts of our public health department to serve as a car seat fitting station in Wyandotte County. We provide education, training, and low-cost car seats for those who need them. In 2014, the Public Health Department was voted as the #1 fitting station in Kansas, serving over 350+ clients.