Safe Routes to School
In partnership with Richmond Public Schools, Fit4Kids Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program encourages students to walk and bike safely to school. Fresh air and exercise get the mind ready to learn! Our SRTS program works to promote safety and accessibility through crossing guards, infrastructure improvements, equipment such as bike racks and more.
Our SRTS Coordinator works with 9 Richmond elementary schools with direct programming. In just three years, we have grown the RPS Crossing Guard program from 8 to more than 100 guards districtwide!
Faculty and families agree that the presence of the trained, uniformed crossing guards has added structure to the arrival and dismissal processes, making it safer.
“We are so lucky to have crossing guards at our school! They help all of our students who are walking and biking to school arrive and depart safely!”
Making the Most of Recess
"We have really enjoyed the recess equipment! The kids have much more fun at recess and conflict between classmates is down since the kids have productive and fun activities keeping them busy!"