NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Congressional Awards Given to Safe Routes Teens
Over 50 Marin County students, parents and teachers attended our first Teen Ambassador Award and Celebration ceremony to honor the significant leadership and actions of students who have promoted green transportation and addressed street safety concerns in their communities this year.
Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition signed by the Honorable Jared Huffman were presented to the clubs, classes and individuals who partner with Safe Routes to Schools' Teens Go Green Program.
Initiatives created and implemented by middle and high school student leaders included:
- A Bike Donation Drive by Hall Middle School Leadership
- Distracted Driving Campaign by Drake High School Peer Resource
- An Amazing Transit Race by Terra Linda High School (Marin School of Environmental Leadership - MSEL) and Drake High School ASB
- Advocacy with Marin Transit by MSEL student to acquire additional early morning bus service at Terra Linda High School.
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A Rolling Walking School Bus
Hamilton parent Brentz Knipe rolls with kids walking to school in his wheel chair.
Bahia Vista Students Receive Bikes
The Safe Routes team delivered bikes and helmets to 26 students and some of their parents and siblings on May 15th at Bahia Vista Elementary School. This was possible due to the generosity of a six-student community service committee from Hall Middle School, who hosted the bike donation drive. Bikes from previous drives held at Mill Valley and Kent Middle Schools were also included.
Mike's Bikes loaned a truck to transport the bikes and City Cycle tuned and repaired the bikes for free, so they could be delivered in pristine shape to their new owners. The recipient families were so thrilled to have their new wheels!