Sabal Palm

Sabal Palm Elementary Crosswalks to Classrooms

On Tuesday, April 18, Sabal Palm Elementary students got to see history being made in front of their school.

Artists Cosby Hayes and Sarah Painter led the art painting and had some help from students ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. Students assisted in the painting by painting the musical notes, heart, green base, and art splatters along the crosswalk.

KCCI and the City of Tallahassee’s Crosswalks to Classrooms initiative decorates high-use crosswalks near schools with an array of bright colors and eye-catching designs while engaging students, enhancing safety, and improving the livability of streets.

“In the City of Tallahassee, we know firsthand what happens when we combine efforts to encourage creativity while also promoting safety among our youth,” said Mayor John Dailey. “We are proud to support these types of collaborative projects and applaud the people who volunteer their time and talents to make them happen.”

Utilizing traffic patterns and crash data to identify potential sites and working in collaboration with city and county officials, KCCI engages nearby schools, neighborhoods and organizations to explore their interest and support of this unique opportunity.

What a fantastic event it was at Sabal Palm Elementary thanks to the exception design collaboration from the students and painting participation!

Thank you to everyone that came out to view the live painting and especially to the leaders that made this project possible.

This project was made possible thanks to the support of The Foundation for Leon County Schools in collaboration with KCCI, the City of Tallahassee, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida, Vicki Bradley, Trydent Consulting and Servis1stBank. 

The KCCI Community Catalyst volunteer team that made today’s event happen includes Susan Aarons, Alan Amidon, Quia Atkinson, Anna-Kay Hutchison, Amina Kassem, Christina Lynch, Holly McPhail, David Powell, Fern, Senra-James, Lindsay Slautterback, and Tristan Williams. 

Thank you to the KCCI organization sponsors that made this 2023 Community Catalyst class possible: Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, VyStar Credit Union, Taproot, FAMU School of Business and Industry, FSU College of Business, NAI Talcor, Structure Real Estate, Nolia & Bill Brandt, Architects Lewis + Whitlock, Wood + Partners, Brown & Brown, BowStern Marketing, Serena & Jon Moyle, Tharpe Construction, Flightline Group, Inc., Dr. Cory Couch, Charlie Johnson, Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida, and Archibald Foundation.

For more information about Crosswalks to Classrooms or to make a donation to support future asphalt art projects near schools in need, click here.