‘Look Both Ways!’ Safety Town is in Session

“If a disease were killing our children in the proportions that accidents are, people would be outraged and demand that this killer be stopped.” – Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U. S. Surgeon General

Our children need safety education! The Rochester Area Jaycees are making the streets safer for both children and drivers this summer.  Safety Town, a program that teaches young children the basics of street safety before entering the halls of elementary school, is in session.

The nationally recognized Safety Town Program sponsored by the Rochester Area Jaycees is specifically designed for children between the ages of four and six by the National Safety Town Corporation. Students learn a variety of safety skills including home, neighborhood, stranger, fire, bike, and pedestrian safety.  Fun and educational activities are planned and administered by teachers and teen volunteers including arts and crafts, poems, songs and special presentations by the Oakland Township Fire Department, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, and DTE Energy.

In Safety Town, a miniature town located in the gym of Delta Kelly Elementary School, the students learn the basics of stoplights and crosswalks through first-hand experience, navigating the streets of Safety Town in child-sized cars while other students act as pedestrians.

The class is two weeks in length, Monday – Thursday. The final course of the year will be offered July 23 through August 2, 2012. Choose between morning or afternoon classes from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $70 per student. On the last day of class parents are invited to attend the Safety Town graduation ceremony, at which each child will receive a certificate and Safety Town T-shirt.

For more information or to register, call the Rochester Community Schools Enrichment Office at (248) 726-3165 or visit their office at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Center, 501 West University in downtown Rochester. Residents and non-residents of Rochester that meet the age guidelines are eligible to register for the “Safety Town” program.

Find more information online at: http://rochesterareajaycees.org/safetytown

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