National Walk to School Day

Written by on October 5, 2023

On-air personality Maleman got a chance to swing by his old stomping grounds, Montbello High School for National Walk/Roll to School Day! Maleman, together with on-air personality Ya Girl Cedes, showed up as celebrity crossing guards for the day!

They handed out raffle tickets and took photos with staff and students. Studentswere encourged to celebrate by traveling to school using “active transportation” (walking, rolling or public transit – anything but driving.)

More than 25 DPS schools across the city participated in this event. Together we can reduce emissions and create a healthy community!

Crossing guards can make a huge difference in whether or not caregivers allow their students to walk or roll to class. Did you walk to school when you were a kid?

Did you know…?

  • Today in Denver, 67% of kids are driven to school and 25% of rush hour traffic is from people driving to school!
  • 25% of rush hour congestion is caused by people driving their kids to school AND, 67% of students in Denver are driven to school.
  • A crossing guard makes a big difference when parents decide to let their children walk to school.
    Busy roads are treacherous for kids to cross alone because they are shorter (harder for drivers to see) and kids don’t always use good judgment.
  • Crossing guards help drivers remember to drive slow. Slower is safer where kids cross.
    Walking or rolling to school is good for the community, our planet and the students. They have a better day when they get their wiggles out before class!

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