SGF Yield will partner annually with 5 schools whose principal want to bring pedestrian safety lessons into their classrooms. The Mr. Walker statues would be installed for the school year, but Mr. Walker hopes that the safety education continues!
During the program, a SGF Yields guest speaker gives 20-30 minute presentations tailored to grades 1-3. Presentations will encourage studentts to be observant and to take charge of their own safety in traffic. Topics cover crosswalk safety, pedestrian signals, crossing guards and more. All participating students will receive a "safety superhero" cape!
SGF Yields will supply teacher with optional work sheets for all grades that weave pedestrian safety into English, math, art and science. The program manager will also work with the principal to help address any traffic safety concerns near the school.
Free Pedestrian and Bike Safety Resources for Parents and Teachers
The best way to teach kids to be safe in traffic, is by modeling it as an adult. Every time you leave the house on foot or bike, you have a great opportunity to teach your child.