NCSRTS sponsors Webinars to assist outreach efforts

America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School have developed the Safe Routes Coaching Action Network, which will offer Safe Routes to School Webinars. The free, hour-long Webinars are designed to educate individuals and organizations on topics that will assist with successful outreach efforts.

The first Webinar titled "Getting Your Story Out", was presented by David Levinger, President, Mobility Education Foundation on January 29, 2008. To access Webinar materials, please visit www.americawalks.org/Content/10088/Webinar__January_29_2008.html.

The next Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinar will be:

"Collaborating with Low Income Communities of Color"
Presented by Tina Zenzola, Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting, Walk San Diego
February 26, 2008
2PM EST

To register for the Webinar, please visit www.americawalks.org/Content/10082/Safe_Routes_CAN_Presentation_Schedule.html.

Zenzola will share the story of Walk San Diego's work with the Latino community in Chula Vista, California. The Webinar will also cover several concepts that may be useful to SRTS program leaders, volunteers, and civic leaders.

Future topics within the Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinar Series include:

  • Starting a Safe Routes to School Program with Zero Funds
  • SRTS Education in Schools
  • "Walk-A-Block" How a PTA Parent Changed a School Environment

The Safe Routes Coaching Action Network will also offer Webinar participants the option to receive a coaching session from America Walks for assistance with their local outreach efforts. By offering follow-up coaching and education, the Network aims to increase the priority of and resources dedicated towards improving Safe Routes to School efforts.