The St. Joseph
Safety Council and the St. Joseph School District have formed a
partnership to offer Safety Town through the District's Summer
Enrichment Program. Safety Town is a miniature town designed to
introduce children to the importance and methods of safety,
especially pedestrian safety. The town is complete with
sidewalks, crosswalks, streets,
signs, traffic signals and replica buildings.
The goal of the program is to reduce possible injury or death of
children resulting from preventable accidents. Safety Town
familiarizes children with law enforcement officers, firefighters
and other community workers.
Participating children will
learn safety techniques addressing the following topics:
Children ages 5-7 will attend
Safety Town for eight days, over a two week timeframe, and will
learn safety skills through classroom training and exercises taught by
state-certified teachers. Law enforcement
officers, teenage volunteers, and community leaders will further
assist with instruction. Students take part in field trips to
the local fire department and Bartlett Park, as well a spend lots of
time "on the town".
In 2013, the Safety Council
will continue to offer two shortened session for preschool age
children (must be four by August 1st). Preschoolers spend most
of their time "on the town," as well as learn from classroom
interaction with the Safety Town teachers and volunteers.
Enrollment is open to any
child and reasonable accommodations may be made for children with
learning or physical disabilities. Children do not need to
attend or live within the St. Joseph School District, and may attend
How to Register Participants
All session of Safety Town
for 2013 are now closed. Please check back for 2014 dates.
Safety Town Teenage
Safety Town encourages
teenagers who are interested in safety and enjoy working with small children
to volunteer at Safety Town. Teens interested in volunteering
completed 7th grade,
Application and Parental/Guardian Consent Form,
Recommendation Form from a school teacher, principal or
willing to attend one volunteer training sessions
*Attention Teen Volunteers Interested in Photography
The Safety Council will select one interested teen volunteer
per session to coordinate and take photos at Safety Town,
create program slideshows and assist with the Safety Town 2013
Calendar. If you would like to be considered for one of these
positions, please indicate this on your application.
Safety Town Volunteer
Becoming a Successful Safety
Town Volunteer: Volunteers will be provided with basic
leadership skills necessary to be a successful volunteer, learn
basic first aid skills, learn how to work with young children, and
receive an orientation to the games, songs and activities performed
at Safety Town. Attendance at one of the scheduled training
dates is mandatory for all Safety Town Volunteers.
Volunteer Application Forms
The Safety Council is no
longer accepting applications for volunteers at Safety Town 2013.
Check back next year for new opportunities.
Staff members of the Safety
Council are available to present information to your employees,
organizations, schools, and other groups on various safety issues.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Seasonal Safety Information
Sexual Assault/Personal Safety
For more information, to
suggest a presentation topic, or to schedule a speaker contact
the Safety Council at (816) 233-3330 or email