Safe Schools, Safe Neighborhoods

Safe Schools, Safe Neighborhoods

Since 2008, the Crim Fitness Foundation has partnered with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to improve safety for kids walking and biking to and from school through the Safe Routes to School program. Over the years, millions of dollars have been invested in infrastructure improvements like sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signals and lighting. In addition, schools have implemented safe walking programs for families who walk to school each day and Bike Clubs for young bike enthusiasts! In the City of Flint, 9 elementary schools and 2 high schools have Safe Routes to School teams.


  • Seek funding for improved sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting
  • Advocate for traffic calming policies and techniques to be adopted
  • Install signage near schools
  • Pedestrian education for youth
  • Youth Bike Clubs
  • Crossing guard support
  • School safety patrols
  • Youth engagement in urban planning
  • Youth lead creative storytelling
  • Ongoing advocacy at the local, state and federal level for Flint kids!

Major Events

  • Walk to School Day
  • Bike to School Day
  • Assisting in Bike Giveaway Day

Schools We Work With

  • Brownell STEM Academy
  • Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary
  • Doyle Ryder Elementary
  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Freeman Elementary
  • Holmes STEM Academy
  • Potter Elementary
  • Pierce Elementary
  • Neithercut Elementary
  • Northwestern High School
  • Southwestern High School
  • International Academy of Flint
  • Elms Elementary
  • Syring Elementary
  • Swartz Creek Middle School

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