Highland Park Elementary School Walks to School with Mayor McGinn

On a beautiful, crisp fall morning, City Year corps members serving at Highland Park Elementary School had the opportunity to walk to school with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. As part of International Walk to School Day, the Mayor kicked things off with a brief dedication of a newly installed crosswalk located on SW Holden Street. Just five blocks away from the school, this busy street has been difficult to cross in the past, but not any longer!

As Mayor McGinn addresses the crowd, corps members William and John provide a helpful hand.

As Mayor McGinn addresses the crowd, corps members William and John provide a helpful hand.

Community members joined the “walking school bus” as it made its way to Highland Park Elementary School, and cheers of support were extended from neighbors who
waived to the bus from front porches.

The Walking School Bus uses the new crosswalk while making its way to Highland Park Elementary School.

The Walking School Bus uses the new crosswalk while making its way to Highland Park Elementary School.

Upon reaching the school, the “walking school bus” was joined by additional students
and parents. Energy and excitement filled the air as students eagerly asked Mayor McGinn questions and proudly showed off their vibrant playground.

Alongside Mayor McGinn, corps member William engages with a Highland Park parent and student.

Alongside Mayor McGinn, corps member William engages with a Highland Park parent and student.

City Year corps members talked with parents and community members throughout the morning. City Year is proud to be part of the Highland Park community!

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