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1 Are you Safer Than a 5 th Grader? Safe Kids Upstate Safe Schools Program 1

2 Safe Kids Upstate Greenville, South Carolina Safe Kids at Home 2 Safe Kids at Play Safe Kids at School Safe Kids On the Way

3 Greenville County Schools 71,063 students 47 th Largest district in US Largest in SC 3 51 Elementary Schools 18 Middle Schools 14 High Schools

4 Safe Kids Safe Schools Program Schools that incorporate 5 safety initiatives into their school year programming/curriculum are recognized as Safe Kids Safe Schools. 4

5 Safety Patrol 5 51 Elementary Schools have Safety Patrols 5 th graders Patrols in Greenville County

6 Supplies Vests 6 Hats Ponchos Handbooks Certificates Pins No Cell Phone Zone Signs & Materials We Are Safety Patrol Rap Video

7 We Are Safety Patrol! 7

8 Duties & Responsibilities Most Common: Carpool Lines “Car line runs smoother and less parents become frustrated waiting in line. Nearly all parents and students are buckling up. Previously less than ½ were buckling up before the Patrols were on duty reminding them ‘don’t’ forget to buckle up’ as they loaded the students in their cars. The students who are involved in Safety Patrols have shown more mature leadership and responsibility traits than their peers.” –Safety Patrol Leader Open and close car doors Direct cars according to procedure Help students in and out of cars (especially younger students) Keep students away from moving cars Remind parents to Buckle Up! Have a nice day! Please turn off cell phones ! 8

9 Car Pool Line Duty 64% of Safety Patrol Leaders strongly agree that Safety Patrols decrease drop off and pick up time in the car pool line. 9

10 Other Duties “Not only are the Safety Patrols helping with carpool lines and arrival and dismissal, but they have become role models for younger students. Our Safety Patrol team visits each of our younger classes to talk about their roles as Safety Patrols. During this time, they also talk to the kids about walking to school safely, bike safety and being good helpers.” –Safety Patrol Leader Hall monitors “Student ambassadors” Peer Tutoring Teach younger students about safety Help with Walk to School Days Organize fundraisers and community events 10

11 Safety Patrols in Action Peer Tutors Student Ambassadors 11 88% of Safety Patrol Leaders strongly agree that the Safety Patrol program helps students develop leadership skills.

12 Safety Patrols in Action Helping with bus duty Keeping little ones away from traffic 12 72% of Safety Patrol Leaders strongly agree that the Safety Patrol program has made a positive difference at their school.

13 Safety Patrols in Action Helping with Walk This Way 13 68% of Safety Patrol Leaders strongly agree that the Safety Patrol program enhances all students’ knowledge of and engagement in safe behaviors.

14 Safety Patrols have FUN too! 14

15 What do all of these people have in common? 15

16 Drive Into Leadership 16

17 How Can YOU Work with Safety Patrols? Walk This Way Safety Trainings Safe Routes to School Travel Plans Walkability Audits Serve on taskforce 17

18 Megan Shropshire Manager of School Health Children’s Advocacy Greenville Health System

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