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Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day - November 17
Giving Tuesday - November 30

Steps Toward Change

In 1960, Ruby Bridges became a national icon for the civil rights movement when she became the first Black child to integrate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.

Nearly 60 years later, when a class of AAA School Safety Patrollers at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco learned about Ruby Bridges and her brave walk to school, they asked “Why isn’t there a day named after Ruby Bridges?” 


Founded by Young Leaders

On November 17, 2021, thousands of AAA School Safety Patrollers and their fellow students honored the Civil Rights icon by participating in the Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day, and engaging in a day of dialogue to inspire the next generation of leaders to engage in making change together — one step at a time.

Schools like Martin Elementary and Ruby Bridges Elementary in Alameda, CA, and Ruby Bridges Elementary in Woodinville, WA were part of this movement. 

Take Part in the Journey

Today, Ruby’s story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to take part in bringing positive change to their own communities. AAA is proud to partner with Ruby Bridges and the Ruby Bridges Foundation on this important journey. 

In honor of Ruby Bridges and Giving Tuesday 2021 (November 30), Gig will be donating $1 for every trip taken from 11/30/21 to 12/6/21 to the Ruby Bridges Foundation.*

Your trips will help fund this nationwide movement to promote safe, inclusive schools and communities for all. 

At Gig, we're all about empowering pioneers and getting to where you're going safely. We’re in this together, one step at a time.

*Trip must be completed by 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 12/6/21. Your purchase is not tax deductible. The Ruby Bridges Foundation is committed to  ending racism and all forms of bullying. For more information, please visit the Ruby Bridges Foundation website

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