Safety Town, a program of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, is looking for student volunteers to help teach young children about safety. Starting from March 13, 2023, applications will be accepted from students entering grades 8 and above in the 2023-2024 school year. Interested students can register as a Safety Town Volunteer by clicking https://sheriff.co.delaware.oh.us/safety-town .
Safety Town is a summer program offered to children going into kindergarten or first grade who reside in Delaware County. The program covers a range of safety topics, including strangers, drugs, bicycle safety, animal safety, car seats, water safety, and more. The curriculum is age-appropriate and is taught by School Resource Officers and the Community Relations Department of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, subject matter experts such as wildlife professionals, railroad experts, and car seat technicians help teach the children.
The summer program runs for eight sessions, with each session running from Monday to Friday for five days. Each day’s session is 2 1/2 hours long, and there is a $25 participation fee, with limited scholarships available. The summer 2023 Safety Town sessions will be held at various locations and dates, which can be found on the registration page, along with registration instructions. Class registration opens on April 3, 2023.
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For those who cannot attend Safety Town, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office website provides links to a range of safety lessons, including 9-1-1 safety, stranger danger, gun safety, poison/medicine safety, and bicycle and helmet safety.
The Safety Town program is an excellent opportunity for student volunteers to give back to their community and help teach young children about important safety topics. Interested students are encouraged to apply as volunteers and register for the summer 2023 Safety Town sessions.