Thousands of students across Michigan will take part in “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, with around 200 schools set to participate. The event is a joint project organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Safe Routes to School Program. The program works to provide children with safe and convenient routes to school to encourage them to start their day with physical activity.
Katie Alexander is the director of the Safe Routes program. She said the benefits of kids getting morning exercise carry over into the classroom.