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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 elementary schools have participated all five years: Fabyan, Bell-Graham, Fox Ridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Heartland, Hoover Wood, JB Nelson, Mill Creek, Neubert, Parkview, Storm, Western, Westfield

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.

Art classes worked together to create Walk to School Day messages

International Walk to School Day

On October 8, 2014, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fifth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October 8th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $100 through the Making Kane County Fit For Kids Campaign. Register Now! (download registration form) Sponsor Walk…read more

Sleepy Hollow Community Gardens

Sleepy Hollow has added community garden plots for community residents and expanded their giving garden. Produce from the giving garden is sent to a local food pantry.