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.