Safe Routes to School
The Safe Routes to School program helps students safely walk and bike to school. It is a National program that has been adopted and is run locally by the Clark County School District (CCSD).
The Safe Routes to School program not only creates safer environments around schools for walking and biking, but it also encourages healthy, active behaviors in children.
Children who walk or bike to school report being more physically active and engage in more moderate to vigorous physical activity than those who travel by car or bus. Plus, walking or biking to school helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution around schools, making it safer for everyone.
The health district supports the Safe Routes to Schools program and works with CCSD to sustain and expand the program.
Fire Up Your Feet
Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of the Safe Routes To School National Partnership. The Nevada program is funded through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Weight Watchers, and the Southern Nevada Health District and is available to all CCSD elementary and middle schools. Fire Up Your Feet encourages K-8 students, their families, and school staff to engage in active lifestyles and provides schools with an opportunity to win prizes to support physical activity and wellness at their school. To fiind out more about the Fire Up Your Feet program here in Nevada or to sign up, visit the Fire Up Your Feet Website.