A classroom full of older siblings, babysitters and even future baby sitters- watching, highlighting and soaking up information on how to be a safe sitter.
“Safe Sitter started after an incident happened and the child did die.” said Terri Roberts, Community Education Coordinator for the Women’s Foundation, “They didn’t know the rescue skills to save the child. After that incident they said that we need to do something so this doesn’t happen to more families.”
Safe Sitter courses teach medically accurate, life saving skills to teens, boosting their confidence when having to watch young children.
“The students come in and they get medically sound information on CPR, rescue skills, they learn how to have their business, their babysitting business, how to screen sittings, what they want to look for.” said Roberts.
They even learn how to change diapers. But the teens favorite thing to learn was the CPR.
“You get the feel of it in real life so instead of just listening about it, you get to do it. It won’t just help me with babysitting, it will help me with real life to save others in case of emergency.” said student, Bella Reyes.
“If somebody is choking, you can help them and save a life and then you can say look how proud of it I am” said Lily Meaux another Safe Sitter student.
A day of life-saving medical skills, helping to create better, more confident baby-sitters tomorrow.
“When you actually get to the class you realize how much good in the world you can do by saving others because of the information in this course.”said Bella.