Mayor Jorge Elorza and Boston Red Sox/Paw Sox Alumnus Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd will be joined by mascots “Paws and Sox” to lead groups of Providence elementary students as part of Family Service of Rhode Island’s (FSRI) Walking School Bus.
FSRI Chief Executive Officer Margaret Holland McDuff expressed thanks to Mayor Elorza and the Paw Sox for their unwavering support of the Walking School Bus. “It is through our many partnerships, like those with Mayor Elorza, the City of Providence, and the PawSox, that FSRI has been able to positively impact the lives of Rhode Island families. We thank them for their support.”
FSRI’s Walking School Bus mobilizes trained volunteer mentors to meet children at their homes and walk with them to school – ensuring that children arrive safely, on-time, and ready to learn. FSRI’s Walking School Bus is designed to combat chronic absenteeism and provide positive role models in the lives of students.