Saturday, November 30, 2013

High School Students Invited to Participate in 'Walk Your Way' Project

Awards Up to $2,000 Available for Pedestrian Safety Projects in High Schools

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is launching the “Walk Your Way” project as part of an initiative to educate high school students about the importance of pedestrian safety. The County will award up to $2,000 to teams of high school students for creating, designing and implementing a pedestrian safety education program at their high school. Projects ideas include painting sidewalks, designing and distributing posters and other materials or holding a school-wide assembly. Other ideas are listed on the County’s website.

To be eligible for the project grant, students must work in groups of two or more and have the support of at least one teacher or staff supervisor. The project must be developed and implemented by April 30, 2014.

Students interested in applying for the grants should submit an application by 5 p.m. on December 16 to or Walk Your Way, 101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Mailed applications must be postmarked by December 16.

More information about the Walk Your Way project is available on the County’s website or by contacting Nadji Kirby or Alex Cohen at