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Glenbard West Students to Rally for Youth Traffic Safety

Glenbard West High School students will host an "Act Out Loud" in support of Global Youth Traffic Month.

From District 87

The Students for Students (SFS) club at Glenbard West High School will host an Act Out Loud rally in support of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month and the Glenbard West Exit with Pride campaign, according to a news release from Glenbard District 87.

Members of SFS also will be raising awareness for Fuel Up to Play 60, which promotes 60 minutes of activity for every student every day. The club plans to organize activities for pedestrian safety and fitness as part of the rally. 

The rally is designed to reach out to the larger Glenbard West community to show support for safe driving and pedestrian safety as well as raise awareness of how to create a safe environment to promote physical activity. The rally will begin at 2:35 p.m. May 15 on Circle Drive in front of Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. 

Members of SFS want students to feel empowered to make decisions about their environment and take action to enhance their physical and mental health.

Act Out Loud is a national organization devoted to reducing car crash rates among teens. Act Out Loud helps young people raise their voices for safe teen driving. The students will be participating in a global youth-led high school contest designed to help raise awareness of this topic.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program through the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The objective is to encourage students to make positive changes toward leading a healthier lifestyle. The program is designed to improve young people's eating habits to include nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

For additional information, please contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7573 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

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