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2016 International Walk to School Day

The Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium invites you to participate in 2016 Walk to School Day activities. For more information, download the registration form or view the event page.

Fox Valley United Way Joins Funders’ Consortium

Fit for Kids welcomes the Fox Valley United Way to the Funders’ Consortium.  We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the community.  Find out more about this fantastic organization at


The purpose of this request is to identify an individual qualified to establish and strengthen relationships to increase fund development and sponsorship cultivation for the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. The successful candidate will enter an agreement with the Kane County Health Department, a Consortium member organization, who will provide day to day oversight for the…read more

Grant Funding Available

Funding The Kane County Health Department, in partnership with the Making Kane Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium,  is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding to support implementation of the Fit Kids 2020 Plan to reduce childhood obesity in Kane County. The Consortium includes the United Way of Elgin, Community Foundation of the Fox…read more

2014 Walk to School Day a Success

Sixty Kane County Schools participated in International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014.  This marks the fifth year the Funders’ Consortium has sponsored Walk to School Day.  Thanks to our sponsors, Elgin Parks and Recreation and City of Aurora for their support.

Congratulations to our “Walk to School Champions”

The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium  has sponsored International Walk to School Day for five years.  The following schools have participated all five years: Alice Gustafson, Fabyan, Bell-Graham, Fox Ridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Heartland, Hoover Wood, JB Nelson, Mill Creek, Lincoln, Fox Meadow, Norton Creek, Neubert, Parkview, H.C. Storm, Western Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, Geneva Middle School…read more

Rush-Copley Foundation Joins Consortium

Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2015 The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is pleased to announce that Rush-Copley Foundation is joining the Leadership Board of the Consortium.  The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is private-public partnership established to support the comprehensive, coordinated, community-based initiatives needed to make Kane County “Fit for Kids” and implement the Fit Kids…read more

Many schools have extended Walk to School Day

Walk to School Week with different events each day Walk to School Month with students tracking their walking and biking days for incentives Incentives can be simple; The Golden Shoe Award-spray paint an old sneaker gold, and let the classroom or grade that has the most walkers/bikers, display the award for the day/week. Distribute Fit for Kids…read more

Police and Fire Departments have also supported Walk to School Day

In Batavia, the Fire Department escorted students and parents to school from a near-by park. 

Students bussed to school?

Try gathering at a park or public place close to the school and walking together as a group to school.  Once students arrive, they can participate in an obstacle course or run laps or walk around the school field.