Please Join Us As We Kick Off For Every Kid
A new effort for healthy and safe kids in the Metro region
On November 8th, Mayor Jeremy Ferguson of Milwaukie, public health leaders, community organizations, and parents will kick off a new effort, For Every Kid, on the front steps of Linwood Elementary School in Milwaukie. Advocates aim to improve the health of kids by calling for safe routes to schools in communities across the tri-county Metro region.
Metro-area kids who most need opportunities for physical activity don’t have the necessary safe infrastructure—sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes—in their communities and around their schools to support a healthy childhood.
Please join us to show your support for this exciting new effort.
For Every Kid Kick-Off Press Conference
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Please arrive at 9:45 if you would like to make a sign of support!
Where: Linwood Elementary School – front steps
11909 SE Linwood Ave, Milwaukie
In the Metro region, 70% of 8th graders are not getting the exercise they need to be healthy. The kids who most need opportunities for physical activity are the least likely to be able to walk or bike to school safely.
For Every Kid is a growing coalition of the following organizations: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO); Safe Routes to School National Partnership; American Heart Association; Oregon Walks; OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon (OPAL); Coalition For A Livable Future; and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).