Free Webinar: SRTS Student Leadership Model.

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Free Webinar: SRTS Student Leadership Model Spring 2024 Webinar Series

Most Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) efforts are organized and led by adults. The Student Leadership Model is different in that interested students are recruited and trained to organize and lead SRTS activities at their school. By involving students in promoting environmentally-sustainable transportation modes, they become a cohesive force with a much stronger capacity for sustained engagement within a community. The student leadership model is also well-poised to reduce climate anxiety in young people, pairing efforts to reduce carbon emissions with collaborative action.

 Join us over four Wednesday lunch breaks to learn, celebrate, discuss, and prepare the way forward. All sessions will be recorded for anyone who might miss a day.

Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45pm

May 1      What is SRTS Student Leadership? & What has it Achieved Elsewhere?

May 8      Snapshot of SRTS Student Leadership Across Washington state  – 

May 15   Collective Innovation –  a Look at Three ‘Problem Areas’ from Last Week

May 22    The Future of SRTS Student Leadership in Washington

Registration is free – sign up here.

These webinars will be facilitated by Arthur Orsini of Urbanthinkers, Vancouver BC. Arthur started developing walk- and bike-to-school programs based on student leadership in 1996 in Vancouver, Canada. His success in ground-breaking elementary, middle, and high school programs came from strong student leadership, empowerment, and support in the skill-building of students-turned-leaders as young as 10-years-old. He has delivered hundreds of workshops that coach leadership and train adult facilitator colleagues across Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA.

Arthur continues to work towards community engagement in climate action, health and wellness –  now with a focus on managing climate anxiety in children through empowerment from short-term actions.

Thank you for your donation!

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Your donation will help us to:

put on neighborhood walks and provide walking resources

raise awareness throughout Washington about the benefits of walkable communities and rights of the pedestrians

host events and programs focused on improving walkability