Safety First for Santa Clarita Kids

The Signal - - COMMUNITY - By Su­san Rus­sell Santa Clarita Con­trib­u­tor

It’s “Safety First for Santa Clarita’s Kids!” Safety Town – Santa Clarita is a fun sum­mer safety ed­u­ca­tion camp for chil­dren 4.5 to 6 years of age. Chil­dren learn im­por­tant safety lessons from cre­den­tialed teach­ers, trained youth vol­un­teers and from lo­cal com­mu­nity safety heroes, in­clud­ing the Fire De­part­ment, Sher­iff, CHP, City Life­guards, Amer­i­can Red Cross, Guide Dogs of Amer­ica, and more! They drive pedal cars in a child­size town, sing, make arts and crafts, and play games that re­in­force the safety lessons.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are be­ing ac­cepted for all camps – June 2529, July 9–13, and July 16–20. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at Helmers El­e­men­tary School, 27300 Grand­view Dr, in Santa Clarita. The fee for the camp is $150 per child and in­cludes a t-shirt, school bag, healthy snacks, and fun each day. Some schol­ar­ships are avail­able for fam­i­lies who qual­ify.

Youth coun­selors (13 to 17 years of age) are needed to help teach, mon­i­tor and model ap­pro­pri­ate safety skills and be­hav­iors. They earn com­mu­nity ser­vice hours for their work.

Go to www.Safe­ for the child and youth vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact: Su­san Rus­sell, Exec. Di­rec­tor @ su­san@san­taclar­i­taop­ti­mist­foun­da­, or by phone at 661-360-6457.

Safety never takes a break!

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Safety First, Safety Town 2017.

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