Welcome to the DSR

Helping every child reach their potential in the classroom and beyond.

Being prepared to learn new things, forming meaningful relationships with others, dealing with the stresses and challenges of life. These skills are influenced by our cognitive, mental, physical, and social health. Exercise enhances these aspects of health, which nearly every child has the opportunity to do by walking or biking to school.

Our Aspiration:

That 100% of students use active transportation (walk, bike, wheelchair, etc.) to get to/from school on a daily basis.

Healthy Kids

Exercise has a powerful impact on a child’s health and development. Exercising before school can improve concentration in the classroom and socialization with peers. Reaching the recommended 60 minutes per day of physical activity is connected to improved confidence, self-esteem, and healthy brain development.

Healthy Community

Safe, convenient, and desirable walking and cycling routes to school enhances the safety, connectivity, and quality of life for the community as a whole. As a result, children can experience independence at a young age.

Healthy Environment

Kids can do their part in the fight against climate change. Every time they walk or wheel to school, they are limiting emissions from automobiles, which directly impact the Earth’s climate.

Featured Projects

Learn about our process

The steps we take when working with school communities

Interactive Map

Learn about crossing guard locations, travel times, routes to school, and more!

OPHEA Healthy Schools Certification

The DSR is a community partner that can help schools become certified.

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If you have questions, suggestions, want more information, or just want to chat, fill out this form and we will be in touch!

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