There is still time for your child to attend the 2017 Safety Town program coordinated by the Center for Childhood Safety. Registrations are being accepted for sessions starting June 19. Space is limited, but all 4 weeks still have spots available. Registration is available online at www.ccsgb.org.
Teen volunteers are also needed to help lead small groups of children during Safety Town. Volunteers or "safety buddies" would be assigned a group of about 4-5 children to work with throughout the week. Each morning, they meet with children in a classroom setting and follow the direction of the licensed teacher who guides the schedule for that day. Throughout the day volunteers assist children with classroom activities, help them practice safety skills on the streets of Safety Town, and listen and participate with the children during guest presenters. Volunteers can fill out the permission form found at www.ccsgb.org and return to 842 S. Military Ave., Green Bay, WI 54304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Childhood Safety’s Safety Town, sponsored by Prevea Health and HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital, is a week-long summer program for children ages 4 to 9 where they learn and practice safety skills under the guidance of licensed teachers and trained professionals. The program includes classroom segments as well as hands-on practice of their safety skills on the streets of the child-sized Safety Town. Safety professionals from throughout the community also participate as guest speakers and help teach children. Safety topics covered include bicycle and pedestrian safety, child passenger safety, fire, bus, animal, water safety and more.
Each session meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Elmore Elementary - 615 Ethel Ave. in Green Bay. The dates Safety Town will run this summer are:
Week one: June 19th – June 23rd
Week two: June 26th – June 30th
Week three: July 10th – July 14th, and
Week four: July 17th – July 21st