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Mayor Bowser to Join Volunteers Creating Safe Passage for Students and Announce How the Kids Ride Free Program is Getting Smarter!

Friday, June 8, 2018
Ahead of a Celebration for Democracy Prep School Modernization, the Mayor Will Greet and Escort Students at Dismissal and Highlight Increased Efforts to Keep Children Safe

(Washington, DC) - Today, June 8, at 3:30 pm, Mayor Bowser will greet and escort students from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, joining fellow community volunteers participating in the Bowser Administration’s Safe Passage program. The Safe Passage program works to improve safety as students travel to and from school.

The walk will conclude at Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School, where the Mayor will announce enhancements to the Kids Ride Free Program, a Bowser initiative which reduces barriers that prevent students from attending school every day. The Mayor will then cut the ribbon on the newly modernized Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School.

Friday, June 8, at 3:30 pm
3:30 pm Safe Passage Walk Begins 
4 pm Kids Ride Free Program Announcement and Democracy Prep School Ribbon-Cutting Begins

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Ahnna Smith, Interim Deputy Mayor for Education
Peter Newsham, Chief of Police, MPD
Amanda Alexander, Interim Chancellor, DCPS

Safe Passage Walk Start

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
3200 6th Street, SE

Kids Ride Free Announcement and Ribbon-Cutting

Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School
3100 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro: Congress Heights Metro Station *
Press interested in attending the event is asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).