YWCA to hold “Safe Sitter” classes in November

PIQUA—Students in grade 6 through 8 can sign up to become a “Safe Sitter” with a three-session class beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5. Other class times in this session will be held Nov. 12 and 19. All class sessions are from 4 to 6 p.m.

“This program is more than babysitting, but a youth developmental program focusing on safety and life skills,” said Jenny Stewart, YWCA volunteer. “Students will participate in small group interactive learning, role-play games and practice rescue skills with manikins.”

Upon completion of this six-hour course, students will be a registered safe sitter. “YWCA volunteers have completed extensive training to be able to teach this program,” said Stewart. “We feel that the youth taking the Safe Sitter classes will be better prepared to both babysit and take care of emergency situations at home and in other places too.”

Students must attend all three classes in order to be certified. YWCA membership is not required. Fee for the class is $35. Class size is limited so sign up early.

For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 937-773-6626.