International Walk to School Day occurs in early October every year, although the entire month of October is Walk to School month. Many schools choose to start a Safe Routes to School Program by planning a Walk to School Day event. Students who live close to school can meet and walk from home. To involve students who live farther away, a meeting place such as a park or library near the school is selected so students can meet staff and volunteers there and walk together as a group to school. Incentives such as orange slices, bookmarks, pencils, or stickers reward students who are walking and build enthusiasm for walking to school.