Mission: The mission of Safe Sitter is to provide life skills, safety skills, and child care training to all youth in order to build safer communities.
Programs: Safe Sitter equips young teens in grades 6-8 with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need to be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Each year almost 35,000 young teens take a Safe Sitter course to learn first aid, rescue skills, behavior management techniques, and life skills necessary for handling medical, behavioral, or household emergencies. There have been over 175 documented cases of lives saved by Safe Sitter graduates using their knowledge and skills. Nearly 900 community-minded organizations across the country have become Registered Safe Sitter Teaching Sites, and all sites utilize only Safe Sitter trained Instructors for student instruction thus ensuring high quality and compliance with teaching methodologies. There are over 4,000 Safe Sitter Instructors.
Safe Sitter lives up to its name, consistently and with great integrity. Not only does this organization train young adolescents to care for younger children, Safe Sitter also makes sure that the sitters themselves know how to be safe. Safe Sitter helps young people be good caregivers today, and good parents tomorrow.