2014 Success Stories

Upstate

The South Carolina Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center piloted the first Safety Patrol trainings at Rosewood Elementary International School (Rock Hill, SC) and East North Street Academy (Greenville, SC) in the Spring of 2014. Partnerships were established with Safe Kids York County and Safe Kids Upstate to assist with developing the agenda, securing guest speakers to facilitate the training, and creating a pre/post test for evaluation purposes. Both trainings were successful, providing valuable safety lessons to the students and further educating the Safety Patrol leaders.

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Midlands

Since 2011, the South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center has organized and facilitated Walk Audits (also known as “Safety Assessments”) at elementary and middle schools across the state. Partner Schools reach out to School Outreach Coordinators and request a Walk Audit/Safety Assessment to gain insight on their arrival and dismissal processes and to assess safety concerns along walking and bicycling routes to and from the school. School Outreach Coordinators work with Partner Schools throughout the school year to plan Walk Audits.

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Lowcountry

Bicycle Rodeos teach children how to ride bikes safely. Whether held during the school day, as part of an after-school activity, or as a weekend event, Bike Rodeos are always a student favorite! The South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center has supported numerous Bicycle Rodeos and has resources to help community organizers and schools hold their own rodeos.

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