One school decided to do a morning walking program with parents. In support of the Pure Michigan theme of the state of Michigan, the students wanted to walk to important geographical locations throughout Michigan. One morning they had more than 115 students and parents walking together. They initially wanted to walk (total miles) to Lansing. Within a week they had reached that milestone and ended up walking to the Mackinaw Bridge and through the UP.
Another Elementary school wanted to top that project, so they decided to walk to colleges throughout Michigan as part of the College Readiness Initiative. Once they accumulated enough miles to reach the respective college, each student had to then research that college in regards to programs offered, the community it was located in, costs, etc. Three other elementary teams decided they wanted their annual walkathon to be their main fundraiser. The three schools raised $10,000 and $14,500 respectively.