Generous Safety Town Scholarships Give More Kids A “Head Start”
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:31am
Each year, Safety Town teaches pre-kindergarten kids about home and neighborhood safety in a fun and nurturing environment. With the help of a generous donation, this valuable learning opportunity is now available to more children through the Wisconsin Head Start program.
This year, 32 students will attend Safety Town through the scholarship provided by AAA to the Safe Kids Madison Area Coalition, more than doubling the number of Head Start students enrolled in previous years. 10 additional students will attend Safety Town through the program’s self-funded scholarship in early July.
“We know that safe and healthy habits are established at a young age. We’re delighted that more children now have access to this learning opportunity thanks to AAA’s generous donation,” said Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis.
Bike safety, playground and school bus safety, motor vehicle protection, choking prevention, electrical safety, and hand washing are among the lessons presented to children during their week-long stay at Safety Town.
These 32 young citizens of Safety Town will graduate Friday during a ceremony that features songs and showcases the important lessons they learned this week.
Safety Town is a collaborative initiative coordinated by the City of Madison Fire and Police Departments, American Family Children’s Hospital through its Safe Kids Madison Area coalition, and numerous local agencies invested in the safety of children and families.
- Cynthia Schuster, 608-261-5539, firstname.lastname@example.org