The Rochester Area Junior Chamber Presents “Safety Town”

Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees’ “Safety Town” program, which teaches young children various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. Now in its 37th year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce injuries by introducing kids from the ages of four to six basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences.

Using the format of a small-scale town with portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety Town learning environment is a remarkable and engaging practice area for children. All lessons and activities relate to a specific topic each day. Areas of focus range from traffic and pedestrian safety to fire and personal safety, complete with special visits from the local sheriff, police, and of course Louie the Lightning Bug from DTE Energy. There will even be a special graduation ceremony recognizing each student’s accomplishments.

Safety Town will be held at University Hills Elementary School (600 Croydon Road in Rochester Hills). The program costs $95, and the first two-week session runs Monday through Thursday from June 15-25. Additional sessions will be offered July 13-23 and July 27-August 6. You may sign up for either the morning classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or the afternoon classes from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Residents and non-residents of Rochester that meet the age guidelines are eligible to register for the Safety Town program. For more information or to enroll, 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 and additional information is also available at

About the Rochester Area Junior Chamber
The Rochester Area Jaycees have a long tradition of community involvement and outreach. Since 1958, the organization has provided the young adults of the Greater Rochester Area with leadership training through community-service initiatives.

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 families during the holidays.

The Jaycees 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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