ymca safe sitterShrewsbury, NJ  –  The Community YMCA is expanding our efforts to nurture adolescents and support safety of children with the Safe Sitter program.  Our Family Health and Wellness Center in Red Bank is now a registered Safe Sitter teaching site.  Safe Sitter is a comprehensive babysitting training program for adolescents ages 11-14.

Nationally, the Safe Sitter program has graduated over 600,000 teens who are able to stay home alone safely and handle emergencies when caring for younger children.

The course will be offered Monday, August 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at our Red Bank location, 166 Maple Ave.  Participants are asked to bring two snacks and a lunch.

To register, or for additional information, please contact The Community YMCA at 732-741-2504 or visit  www.TheCommunityYMCA.org/SafeSitter.

About The Community YMCA

The Y is a leading nonprofit charity that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Community YMCA serves more than 20,000 residents in greater Monmouth County through programs such as: preschool, before and after school care, health and wellness, leadership, arts enrichment, personal and family counseling and summer day camp. With a mission to serve all, more than $1.5 million in reduced and free membership fees and programs is provided annually by the Y to individuals and families in need. This is made possible through the Y’s financial assistance program, funded by generous donors who have joined our cause to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information, visit TheCommunityYMCA.org.