Crosswalks to Classrooms: FAMU DRS

On Monday, July 31, students from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) joined school officials, community members,
professional artist Franzline Whaley, and volunteers from the Knight Creative Communities
Institute (KCCI), to bring another Crosswalks to Classrooms asphalt art project to Tallahassee. These two latest crosswalks are located near the FAMU DRS entrance off Wahnish Way.

“We are proud to have such beautiful artwork on display at FAMU DRS,” said KCCI Board
Member and FAMU Vice President of University Advancement Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D.
“Helping students get to and from school safely is a priority and these new vibrant crosswalks
will help us fulfill that mission. We’re thankful to everyone who played a role in making this a reality.”

KCCI’s Crosswalks to Classrooms initiative decorates crosswalks with colorful artwork designed by local artists and painted by students to promote community engagement and safer pedestrian crossing. 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.


Previous installations across Leon County can be found near Kate Sullivan Elementary, Cobb Middle School, DeSoto Trail Elementary and Sabal Palm Elementary, with several more planned forfall 2023.


The FAMU DRS project was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of FAMU and KCCI’s
Crosswalks to Classrooms sponsors including HUB, The Southern Group, Kutak Rock Law Firm, Ausley Law Firm, Gunster Law, CWR (Asphalt Contractors) and ServisFirst Bank. For more information about Crosswalks to Classrooms, click HERE.