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Safe Sitter Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

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.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gave my daughter the skills and confidence to babysit both her younger siblings and neighborhood children. I continue to recommend the program to friends for their teens to take it.

Susie H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Safe Sitters is a non-profit organization aimed at providing preteens with information enabling them to become quality baby-sitters.The comprehensive two day program stresses life skills as well as safety and first aid.