Our Services: Encouragement

Use our 2019 – 2020 SR2S planners for Elementary, Middle, or High Schools to plan your encouragement activities for the year!

International Walk & Roll to School Day

When: October 2, 2019

What: Every October, nearly 200 hundred Alameda County schools start the school year off on the right foot by celebrating walking & biking to school!

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Walk & Roll Assemblies

When: All year long

What: The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theater created Safe Routes-themed assembly shows for elementary and middle school students.

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Bike Blender

When: All year long

What: The Bike Blender uses bike pedal power to create smoothies, and can be a great tool to teach students about health and wellness.

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Ongoing Walk & Roll to School Days

When: All year long

What: We offer schools themes and activities to hold monthly walk & roll to school days, keeping up enthusiasm for walking & biking all year long

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Walking School Buses & Bike Trains

When: All year long

What: A Walking School Bus is a group of families living in the same neighborhood who form a walking group to take children in their area to and/or from school.

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Golden Sneaker Contest

When: Feb 25 - Mar 8, 2019

What: Every year, we challenge students to choose active travel to school during a two-week period. The classroom with the most active trips wins the coveted Golden Sneaker trophy!

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Cocoa for Carpools

When: Winter

What: This warm winter event rewards students who carpool to school with a cup of hot cocoa. The event is usually led and organized by the students themselves.

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Bike to School Day

When: May 9, 2019

What: On the second Thursday in May or any day during Bike Month, we celebrate Bike to School Day with schools and families across the Bay Area.

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Youth Task Force

When: Sep 18, 2019

What: The high school program brings together student representatives from each high school once a month to organize events, learn from each other, and engage with guest speakers

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