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Red Cross offers Alternative Spring Break with Babysitter Training

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Upon completion, you will receive American Red Cross certification.

The American Red Cross is partnering with the United Way of Knox County and the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon to offer one-day babysitting instruction classes later this month.  The courses provide students aged 11 years or older with a range of training and skills so they can jumpstart their babysitting career and show potential employers they know their stuff. Participants learn how to handle situations that sitters are likely to encounter such as treating bleeding, bee stings, and burns. Upon completion, they will receive American Red Cross certification.  Attendees may choose between:

Tuesday, March 25th 


Thursday, March 27th

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Training Center at 300 North Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon. 

Space is limited to 25 attendees and reservations are required. The classes are free to adolescents whose families qualify; charges will apply if income exceeds guidelines established.  Call (740) 397-6300 for questions and reservations.