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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Walk to School Day was a huge success. Sixty-one Kane County Schools participated, each sponsoring their own event. In this picture Kane County Board Chairman, Chris Lauzen walks to school with students from Fabyan Elementary School in Geneva. Across the county, elected officials, police and fire fighters supported the Walk to School Day
On October 9, 2013, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fourth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October *9th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $250 through the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. Registration is now open.