Personal Security and Safe Routes to School

Schools, families and communities across the country are committed to creating safe environments for children and youth. Children and youth deserve to feel safe - in their neighborhood, at school, and on their route to school, whether it be on foot, by bicycle or on the bus - and many do. Supervised "walking school buses" that collect neighborhood children to walk in a group to school, middle school students walking or bicycling to school together, and adult "corner captains" who volunteer to provide an extra set of eyes along common school routes are all ways that Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs make the environment around schools safer for students.