The Issue: Child Safety
When children face dangerous situations, they're more likely to make responsible safety choices when they've been prepared ahead of time. By teaching them basic safety skills, families can help prevent accidents and other mishaps relating to strangers, fire, and traffic.
The Campaign: Funding Admission to Safety Tour for Youth
If 58 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Safetyville USA can fund transportation and entry passes for one busload of 60 local youths to attend the Safetyville USA tour.
Tour guides trained in fire fighting and child development lead children through a model city where they learn a variety of safety techniques and skills. Through interactive demonstrations, youth practice crossing the street safely, evacuating a building during an emergency, making 911 calls, and avoiding dangerous strangers. Another tour centered on health and nutrition focuses on making healthful eating choices.
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Trained volunteer guides have led more than 500,000 people through Safetytville USA’s model town since it opened in 1984. The one-hour safety and health tours immerse preschool through third-grade students in learning scenarios. For instance, kids learn to cross a street safely by looking left and the other left. They also explore model police, fire, and sheriff stations while learning about fire and traffic safety. Health tours focus on nutrition, exercise, first aid, and hygiene. Picnic tables are available after the tours.