Walking in Woodfin

Their World: Woodfin, Buncombe County

How They Shaped It: Tackling obesity can be a challenging task, but Woodfin Elementary School wasn’t about to let it go unchecked. They made their community healthier and more active by working for a grant to link the local Elementary School to a river and future walking trail. The most exciting part of the project, though, is the “walking school bus”: a program that allows parents to drop their students off at safe locations around the community to be shepherded to school by local volunteers.

Their Successes:

  • Secured funding to develop safe, dedicated walkways to local attractions
  • Increased physical activity for their students who are now able to walking to school thanks to improved safety