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Who’s Number One? WE ARE.

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We’ve got big news – and we want all of our supporters, volunteers and advocates to be the first to hear.  Safe Routes Chagrin has been named as this year’s Oberstar Award winner.  The Oberstar Award is given each year to the top Safe Routes program in the United States.  Only 7 of 13,500 programs in the nation have received this award.

I’d like to share with you a bit of the email sent to us in the award notification.

The selection committee was particularly impressed by the comprehensiveness of your program, your activities, parent involvement and overall achievement. The program truly stood out from the other applicants.

We are making arrangements to receive the award at our annual Walk To School Day celebration on October 19th. We thought it would be the best way to make sure all the parents and children that have made this program a success through their everyday efforts can share in the honor. Look for more information from us as the details emerge.

Go Tigers! 🙂

You can read the full press release from the National Safe Routes To School program here as well as our local press release for more information on our programs and the Oberstar award.