What is a Walking School Bus?
The Walking School Bus (WSB) is a partnership between United way of Racine County and Racine Unified School District that offers students a safe and fun way to walk to school with adult supervision. Each "bus" walks along a predetermined route with an adult leader making various stops along the way to pick up children at their homes and walk them to school.
Become a Walking School Bus volunteer
We are looking for volunteers interested in supporting summer routes at Knapp Community School and the Academies of Racine at Mitchell Community School. We are working with RUSD to understand need and identify potential routes. Each route will have two adults and you may be required to walk up to two miles. What a great way to get your steps in! Volunteers can sign up from as little to as many routes as they would like however at least once a month is preferred. All volunteers will be trained ahead of time. All volunteers must be complete a background check (Wings) approved through the Racine Unified School District.
Questions may be directed to community schools director Leigh Ann Martínez.
- Ensuring students get to school safely lowers the risk of truancy for students and increases attendance.
- Walking students to school takes the burden of school drop off and pick up off of families who may have conflicting schedules.
- Volunteers form positive relationships with students and create positive change in their communities.
- Walking is a great form of exercise for volunteers and students!