Southern Missouri, May 30, 2014 — Summer is here, school is out, and many teens are looking for opportunities to make a little spending money. Babysitting is often a teenager’s first business. Whether they are responsible for younger siblings for the summer or watching the neighbors young ones, it’s important they have some training.
Babysitter’s Training from the American Red Cross provides youth, age 11- 15, the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training helps participants develop leadership skills; learn to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe; and learn about basic child care and first aid.
“As a mom it’s always been important to me that my children were cared for by someone who was responsible” said Nigel Holderby, communication officer for the Red Cross in southern Missouri. This course helps youth identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home.
As part of this special class, being held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District headquarters; 3427 South State Hwy 125 in Rogersville, students will also learn basic fire safety. Class is from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
To register for this special class call 1-800-REDCROS and ask to register for offering number 02960537. For additional help registration or for more information contact the local Red Cross, toll free 1-866-206-0256 or call Rob Talburt, at Logan-Rogersville Fire, 417-753-4265.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at@RedCross.