To encourage walking and help parents plan walks, GMTMA launched a Walking School Bus App last fall. With warmer days approaching we’ve now launched the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” campaign to get people back into the walking routine.
The campaign includes a contest open to parents and their children in Mercer County and select towns in Ocean County. To qualify for the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” parents have to download the GMTMA Walking School Bus App, create an account, join an existing walking school bus group or create a new group, and schedule and participate walks to and from school. The app is easy to use and parents can search by elementary school for existing walking groups, create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, assign parent leaders to walk with students, group text within the app, and alert the other parents when students have arrived safely at school.
Every time parents and/or children walk to and from school, they get entered to win prizes. The more you walk the better your chances of winning! First group to organize a walk will automatically win prizes for both parents and children. A random drawing will be conducted from all entries on June 6th. Prizes include Trenton Thunder tickets and a grand prize of $250 for the school of the winning walking group to be used for walking and biking programs, and prizes for parents and children.