PHS Awarded Safe Routes to School Grant

Project Healthy Schools, in collaboration with Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC), received a one-year grant from the Michigan Fitness Foundation to implement the Safe Routes to School program within 8 PHS schools located within Detroit and Ypsilanti. PEAC is a non-profit organization located in Ypsilanti, MI that advocates for transportation equity for Michiganders with disabilities. Their travel training programs teach people how to ride bikes and public transit safely and independently.
The purpose of the Safe Routes to School grant is to provide middle school students with increased bike literacy and bike education through targeted programming efforts after school, or during Physical Education class, so they know how to safely ride, maintain, and fix a bicycle. The grant will also provide opportunities for students to increase their physical activity during the day and have safe transportation options to and from school. Students also can earn a bike through various programming opportunities based on the school’s participation with the grant or borrow a bike through an established bike library. Please join us in congratulating the following schools with their participation in this exciting grant opportunity in partnership with our friends at PEAC:

  • Summit Academy North Middle School
  • Paul Robeson Malcom X Academy
  • Dixon Educational Learning Academy
  • Hope of Detroit Academy
  • University Prep Art & Design Middle School
  • University Preparatory Science and Math Middle School
  • Washtenaw International Middle Academy
  • Ypsilanti Community Middle School
Student Major Dorsey participates with the bike education program at University Preparatory Science and Math Middle School.