For the third year, the Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon has offered scholarships to children from families unable to pay tuition to attend the O’Fallon Police Department’s Safety Town program.
Six children, ages 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 years old, have received Kiwanis scholarships this year to learn valuable life lessons taught by the O’Fallon Police Department.
O’Fallon Police Officer Julie Long accepted the check for the scholarships from O’Fallon Kiwanis President Katie Page at a recent meeting at JJ’s Restaurant.
Children attending the Safety Town program are taught bus safety, recognizing police officers, gun safety, stranger safety and 911 use. Next, the students are introduced to an entire school gymnasium that has transformed into a model town that is designed for their age group. Using traffic signs found on city streets, children navigate around the town on special pedaling tricycles. Along the way, lessons taught in the classroom are put to the test in real life scenarios.
For more information on the Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon, visit ofkiwanis.com.