We're Walking Here: Hip Hop 50 Edition

The majority of young New Yorkers walk to and from school, to transit, and around New York City each and every day. The We’re Walking Here (WWH) competition encourages students to think about and discuss ways we can change dangerous driver behavior and better protect ourselves in the traffic environment in order to prevent traffic fatalities and injuries.

We're Walking Here Hip Hop 50 logo.

In honor of Hip Hop 50, the 2023 competition encouraged students to use written rap lyrics, videos, or dances to create their own original hip hop inspired public service announcement (PSA).

2023 Winners

During the contest period, students tracked the number of blocks they walked over a two-week period, engaged in classroom activities, and created a PSA to convey what they observed during their walks, with a focus on traffic safety.

Winning videos will be incorporated into a new Vision Zero traffic safety curriculum to be used this academic year.

1st Place: Jamaica YMCA Intermediate School 59Q (Grade 7)

2nd Place: PS 396X (Grade 5) & PS 211Q Elm Tree Elementary (Grade 5)

3rd Place: P723X (Grade 6)

Congratulations to the 2023 winners of the We’re Walking Here: Hip Hop 50 competition. The winning videos are available on YouTube: