Spotlight on: National Center's 25 SRTS Mini-grant Recipients

On December 8, 2009, the National Center for Safe Routes to School announced the selection of 25 mini-grants recipients to receive up to $1,000 for local projects that encourage student creativity in SRTS activities in the spring 2010 semester.

"We were truly impressed by the creativity and innovation of the mini-grant applications we received," said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National. "Proposed activities ranged from trail construction and letter writing campaigns, to middle school social marketing strategies."

Congratulations:

  • Thorne Bay School Student Council (Thorne Bay, Alaska)
  • Town of Gilbert (Gilbert, Ariz.)
  • Meiners Oaks Elementary (Ojai, Calif.)
  • Dallas Ranch Middle School (Antioch, Calif.)
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (San Pablo, Calif.)
  • Bridge Street Elementary (Yuba City, Calif.)
  • Get Smart Schools, Inc., (Denver, Colo.)
  • Wood River Middle School (Hailey, Idaho)
  • Keith Middle School (New Bedford, Mass.)
  • Erickson Elementary School (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
  • Lyndale Community School (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Fairview Elementary School (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Smithton Middle School (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Oxford School District (Oxford, Miss.)
  • Pinehurst Elementary School (Pinehurst, N.C.)
  • Safe Kids and Century, J. Nelson Kelly and Lewis & Clark Elementary Schools (Grand Forks, N.D.)
  • Saddlebrook Elementary and Activate Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)
  • Fountain Inn Elementary School (Fountain Inn, S.C.)
  • Beardon Elementary School (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Roger E Sides Elementary (Karnes City, Texas)
  • Alpine Elementary School (Alpine, Utah)
  • Frances C. Hammond Middle School (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Madison, Roosevelt and Pioneer Elementary Schools (Olympia, Wash.)
  • Orca K-8 (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Cumberland Elementary School (Cumberland, Wis.)

The National Center received 247 SRTS mini-grant applications from schools and community organizations across 44 states and the District of Columbia. Selected proposals distinguished themselves through originality of efforts to help lead local community efforts to promote safe walking and bicycling to school, including the strong involvement of students, protecting the environment, promoting physical activity, and the implementation of measurable activities.

For more information about specific activities and programs planned at the above locations, read our comprehensive mini-grant announcement.