Each October, Energy Corporation of America (ECA) employees join the students, teachers, and staff of Chamberlain Elementary for International Walk to School Day.
Students, school personnel, and ECA staff gather at the site of the former Watt Powell Park in Charleston, West Virginia at 7:45 a.m. and walked more than one mile to the school building, where they ended the hike with a healthy breakfast.
“ECA is proud to participate with Chamberlain in this year’s Walk to School Day,” said the company’s Wellness Coordinator Kim Rodeheaver. “The initiative encourages kids to be active, promotes a cleaner environment, and builds a stronger sense of community throughout the neighborhood. All of these are values that ECA cares deeply about and we are pleased to get to share this worthwhile experience with the students and teachers of Chamberlain – our partner in education!”
In addition to joining the school for International Walk to School Day, ECA works with Chamberlain to promote wellness activities for students throughout the school year including nutrition and healthy eating initiatives and physical fitness challenges.
Located in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, W.Va., Chamberlain is home to about 215 students and more than 30 staff members.