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Gerber Partnering with American Red Cross to Offer Babysitters Training During Spring Break


FREMONT, Mich., March 13, 2014 – The American Red Cross is offering Babysitter’s Training courses at a reduced rate thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Gerber Foundation.

“We are so grateful for organizations like the Gerber Foundation who support the Red Cross and realize the importance of teaching young people skills that help them better care for children and infants,” said Tim Lipan, Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross. “Because of their support, many students will be able to gain babysitting skills and knowledge for a fraction of the cost.”

Babysitting is a valuable first job for teens and pre-teens. Knowing how to better care for the young builds confidence to hold, feed, and care for infants and toddlers, work with children safely, and handle emergency situations. Babysitter’s training is also a great first step to learning entrepreneurial and career development skills.

The course is approximately six hours long and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations, multiple hands on practice sessions and training in first aid.  The course is designed for 11-15 year olds.

Thanks to this grant, up to 50 students will be able to take Babysitter’s Training at a reduced cost of only $25 using a coupon code.

The class dates, locations and course codes are listed below:

Babysitting Training                                                              

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm

True North Community Services

6308 S. Warner Avenue.

Fremont, MI 49412

Course Code: 02756387

Coupon Code:  P2551214

 

Babysitting Training

Thursday, April 10, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm

True North Community Services

6308 S. Warner Avenue.

Fremont, MI 49412

Course Code: 02756395

Coupon Code:  P2551214

 

To register for the class please call 1-888-RED-CROSS or 1-888-733-2767.

Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certification from the Red Cross and a packet containing a book and CD.  PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH TO TRAINING.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.