Organize your own Walk to School Day event - webinar recording with Kara Sergile

Legendary Walk to School Organizer Kara Sergile was galvanized into action when a young student in her community was struck by a car and killed on the way to school.

Walk to School Day at RD White School
Walk to School Day at RD White School

With a lot of passion and commitment but no money, Kara was able to organize her school's first Walk to School Day in 2009--expanding it into one of the largest Walk to School programs in the state of California in 2010, when 17 schools participated.

June 28th, 2011, Kara presented webinar to Missouri communities and schools interested in organizing a Walk to School Day during Walk to School Month, October 2011.

What's covered in the webinar

October is Walk to School month in Missouri, and schools across the state hold Walk to School Day events.  

Last year we tripled Walk to School Day participation in Missouri, with 45 schools participating.  But we would like to double participation again in 2011--that means 90 or more schools organizing Walk to School Day.

Your community and your school could be one of them!

In this dynamic webinar with Kara, you will learn how to get started organizing your own Walk to School Day:

Walk to School Day at RD White Elementary School, 2009
Walk to School Day at RD White Elementary School, 2009

  • How Kara started a Walk to School program at a large, urban, ethnically diverse public elementary school without funding or external resources (R.D. White Elementary School, Glendale, CA). 
  • Key success elements to establishing a successful Safe Routes to School program
  • Systematic approach to program start-up
  • Tips for developing relationships with local government agencies
  • Creative ideas for generating funding
  • In short: How to start a great Walk to School Day program on a shoestring, and turn it into a year-around program encouraging more kids to walk and bike to school

This webinar is a project of the Missouri Safe Routes to School Network.