LILBURN, Ga. -- Safe Kids Gwinnett has pledged to participate in this year's International Walk to School Day, which will be Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Representatives from the organization will greet students at Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn as they walk to classes.
"On International Walk to School Day, parents and caregivers teach and model safe pedestrian behavior," said Tania Diaz with Safe Kids Gwinnett. "Our children learn by mimicking what they see. By walking out with them on International Walk to School Day, we can show children how to walk safely."
Diaz added that walking to school is an excellent way for young people to get daily exercise.
About 250,000 students nationwide participate in International Walk to School Day every year.