The Rochester Area Junior Chamber Presents “Safety Town”

According to a recent press release, registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees’ “Safety Town” program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. In its 36th year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce childhood injury by introducing four-, five- and six-year-old children to basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences.

Safety Town is set up to resemble a small-scale town with portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs. The Safety Town learning environment is used as a practice area for the safety lessons. All lessons and activities relate to a specific topic each day such as Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety, Personal Safety, and Home Safety with special visits from the Sheriff, Police, and Louie the Lightning Bug. 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.

This year, Safety Town is takes place at University Hills Elementary School at 600 Croydon Road in Rochester Hills. The two-week session costs $70 and runs Monday through Thursday from July 7 through July 17. Choose between the morning class from 9-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon class from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

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. Online registration is also available at Residents and non-residents of Rochester that meet the age guidelines are eligible to register for the Safety Town program.

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About the Rochester Area Jaycees

The Rochester Area Jaycees have a long tradition of service in this community.  Since 1958, the organization has provided the young adults of the Greater Rochester Area with leadership training and promoted the welfare of the community and its citizens through service projects.

Some annual RAJC projects include assembling and delivering Easter baskets to area seniors, running a haunted house in Rochester Municipal Park, and taking underprivileged children shopping to buy gifts for their family during the holidays.

The Jaycees, also known as the Junior Chamber, are individuals dedicated to leadership development, personal and professional growth, and civic involvement. For more information about the Rochester Area Jaycees, please visit the organization’s website at or call 248-652-7777.

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