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Posted on: August 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] HVYMCA Safety Town is coming up next week! (And is looking for volunteers!)

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Hopewell Valley YMCA Safety Town is a community project designed to provide hands-on safety education for children.

A realistic, child-sized town with miniature streets, buildings, crosswalks and working traffic lights, Safety Town offers an authentic setting for bicycle, pedestrian and vehicular safety instruction.

Safety Town is a one-week summer program offered to rising Hopewell Valley School District Kindergartners and First Graders. The program is directed by YMCA staff members with assistance from local youth volunteers and features visits by police, firefighters, paramedics and other local first responders.

The mission of the Hopewell Valley Safety Town is to provide rising Kindergartners and and First Graders in Hopewell Valley with an introduction to safety awareness in a safe, fun and constructive play environment. This childhood safety education program is designed so children will have the tools to be able to create safe situations for themselves in everyday life, including social skills, traffic & pedestrian skills, safety in the community and safety at home.

More information.

*** New Session Added***

Dates: August 9 – August 13
Grades: Entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall of 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Kindergarten only)
          2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (1st graders only) (Must bring your own bike)

Register here!

Volunteer info- 

The HVYMCA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers, ages 13 - 18, who are ready to make a positive impact within the Safety Town Program. Volunteers will work within the Safety Town program to help create a fun and safe atmosphere, where campers will learn about bike safety, pedestrian safety, road safety and more. 

Volunteers are needed from August 9 - August 13 from either 9:00am - 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. If you think you have what it takes to be a volunteer or know someone who would be a great fit, contact the HVYMCA main office at 609-737-3048 or

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