SGF Yields has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to develop a variety of education opportunities including in-classroom presentations and curriculum to help students, teachers and parents learn more about how to stay safe traveling to and from school.
SGF Yield will partner annually with 5 schools whose principal is interested in bringing pedestrian safety lessons into their classrooms. The Mr. Walker statues would be installed for the school year, but Mr. Walker hopes that the safety education will continue.
During the program, an SGF Yields guest speaker provides 20-30 minute presentations tailored to grades 1-3. Presentations encourage students to be observant and to take charge of their own safety in traffic. Topics cover crosswalk safety, pedestrian signals, crossing guards and more. All participating students will receive a "safety superhero" cape.
SGF Yields supplies teachers with optional worksheets for all grades that weave pedestrian safety into english, math, art and science. The program manager also works with the principal to help address any traffic safety concerns near the school.