Greenwich, Conn. – February 15, 2021 – Safety Town is a comprehensive one week safety education program offered every summer by the American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter that teaches awareness and accident prevention skills to local children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. Children learn from experts through fun and interactive activities.
“Each year dozens of children complete Safety Town where they meet their community helpers and learn safety tips to help them in school and the community. After they learn lessons, they are empowered to take action by practicing how to prepare for emergencies, and sharing what they have learned with family and friends. This program readies our youngest neighbors to help create a better prepared community and have a lot of fun in the process,” said Stephanie Dunn Ashley, CEO, American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter.
Under guidance of classroom teachers and with the help of representatives from the police, fire, EMS departments and other community helpers, children learn safety tips in a virtual classroom setting and are fitted with their own bike helmet that they keep.
Daily lessons include exercises, handouts and additional reference information for parents and caregivers. At the end of each week of training, the graduates each receive a Safety Town diploma.
The sessions are currently scheduled to be held virtually via Zoom this year due to ongoing safety measure for the pandemic.
Four sessions available each week. Week of June 7th & Week of June 14th:
- Session 1: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Session 2: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Session 3: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Session 4: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Registration begins February 15th. To register visit https://SafetyTown.givesmart.com. The cost is $150. Scholarships are available. For information and questions, please email safetytown.GNY@redcross.org. Registration closes May 24, 2021.
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.