Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
Steps Toward Change
In 1960, Ruby Bridges became a national icon for the civil rights movement when she became the first Black student to integrate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
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
Today, thousands of AAA School Safety Patrollers and hundreds of thousands of their fellow students will join together in a day of dialogue through the annual Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day.
Started by a class of AAA School Safety Patrollers after learning about Ruby’s brave, history-making walk to school in 1960, this student-led initiative empowers children to make positive changes – by encouraging them to come together – to listen, learn and ultimately, champion one another.
Community Built Through Unity
Helping give you the confidence to keep your family and community safe is at the heart of the AAA mission. Which is why we’re proud to partner with the Ruby Bridges Foundation to support a day of dialogue through the annual Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
Gig donated $1 per trip Members took from November 29 through December 5* for a total of $15,000 to the Ruby Bridges Foundation. Your trips helped fund the 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. #Gig4Good
After taking part in Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, find a Gig nearby to get home or to your next destination for the day. Just make sure to end your trip in the HomeZones within the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Seattle.
*From 11/29/22 to 12/5/22, $1 from every Gig trip, up to $15,000,
was be donated to the Ruby Bridges Foundation. Purchases were 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.