The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s “Safety Town” in Full Swing

Registration for the Rochester Area Jaycees’ “Safety Town” program, which teaches young children various aspects of life safety, is still available through the Rochester Enrichment Office. As seen by the success of the first Safety Town session, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences.

Photo courtesy of Rochester Area Jaycees

Photo courtesy of Rochester Area Jaycees

With the format of a small-scale town featuring 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 is even a special graduation ceremony recognizing each student’s accomplishments at the close of the session.

Safety Town is held at University Hills Elementary School (600 Croydon Road in Rochester Hills). The program costs $95, and the upcoming two-week session runs Monday through Thursday from July 13-23. The final Safety Town opportunity for the year will be offered July 27-August 6. You may sign up for either the morning classes from 9:00 am to 11:30 am or the afternoon classes from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

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

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