Safe Passage is when schools, community-based organizations, and members of law enforcement, government agencies, and neighborhood volunteers come together, and stand at various posts to ensure that all students or all ages can travel to and from school safely.
How it Works
Supporters are strategically located along highlighted Safe Passage routes tailored by each school. These routes factor in each school’s community, modes of travel students partake in, and arrivals and dismissal times.
This effort has shown that Safe Passage keeps students safe during their daily commutes, reducing criminal activities, and promoting attendance at supported schools.
While they are schools that execute Safe Passage themselves, in collaboration with each neighborhood, and community-based organizations, MPD and MTPD, we need every school to thoughtfully map the safest route for their students, as well as engaging and growing the number of community residents and leaders, to ensure student safety as they travel to and from school by Manning The Block.
See how the Safe Passage Initiative affects the daily lives of our students …
Safe Passage Events
We envision a community where all students across the District are able to arrive at school and home safely, each day.
The resources in this section will help students learn to positively interact with others and constructively respond to life situations in and outside of school buildings. By building their individual character traits, students are offered the opportunity to grow their social-emotional learning, while school culture improves.
“Keeping all students safe, not just those that attend my school, safe and secure is my highest priority.”
For the Community
As a safe passage DC priority area, the Congress Heights community plays an important role in ensuring the safety of students each day. The resources in this section are to empower our community partners in their daily commitment to a Safe Passage for Ward 8 students.