Adult crossing guards provide a critical role in helping school-age children cross streets safely. The Lansing Area Safety Council along with our partners in the police community conduct annual training for our local crossing guards.
Because of the important role that crossing guards play in child safety and ensuring safe travel to and from school, it is imperative that crossing guards be properly trained. Not only will such training help to protect student walkers and cyclists on their way to and from school, but a properly trained crossing guard may help to reduce safety or liability concerns. Properly trained crossing guards will ensure that motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians follow the rules of the road, thus ensuring student safety — a priority for both the school and parents.
This one-day train-the-trainer class focuses on teaching adults how to be effective, efficient and safe crossing guards. Participants will learn adult training techniques and be given the hands-on practice necessary to return to their communities and set up similar training geared to local crossing guards. From understanding the behavior of children to knowing what to wear and where to stand, participants will return home with the skills they need to teach others how to be safe, effective crossing guards.
Contact the safety council for more information on how you can be a crossing guard.
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