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Walk for Summer Reading Survey

The St Clair County Medical Society is working to improve the health of students by promoting walking programs in the elementary schools. The Walk for Summer Reading Program began as a pilot program at Cleveland Elementary School in 2009 and since then more than 32,000 children in St Clair County have walked to “earn“ more than 42,000 books for summer reading. Each participating school receives a grant to purchase books that are distributed to the students prior to summer vacation.

We are partnering with the YMCA to promote a healthy lifestyle at all elementary schools in St. Clair County. The St. Clair County Medical Society Foundation will support walking programs in schools by providing resources in the form of handouts, posters, flyers and PowerPoint presentations that provide information on a healthy lifestyle. Several schools already have walking/running programs so the Walk for Summer Reading program is a great fit.

2020 WFSR Grant Survey

What time of the day is the walking club in your school?
If AM, has there been a decrease in tardiness or improved school attendance?
Do families/parents walk with the students?
Do you have walkathons as fundraisers?
Do you have a yearlong walking club?
Do you have a running club?
Would you be interested in learning more about programs that incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into the daily curriculum?

Please rate the following on a scale of 1 through 5 with "1" being "Strongly Disagree" and "5" being "Strongly Agree".

There has been a reduction in behaviorial issues (eg: fewer disruptions in the morning and/or recess)
School spirit has improved and there are positive interactions among peer groups
Attention span has improved and there is increased readiness to learn
Students are enthusiastic about the program
Student's self-esteem has improved
Family involvement in the school has increased
Staff enjoys walking with the students