Southington Youth Services holding Red Cross' 'When I'm in Charge' course

Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:37


SOUTHINGTON – The youth services department is hosting the American Red Cross course, “When I’m in Charge,” on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Sue Williams, the youth services director and organizer of the event, said the program is popular and targets fourth, fifth and sixth graders.

“They learn how to keep themselves safe when they are on their own at home,” Williams said. “They learn about what to do if somebody should come and ring the doorbell or call them. They learn how to get along with siblings if left alone and about fire safety.”

The program is located at the Southington Youth Services office at 196 N. Main Street.

According to Williams, Terri Benoit, a certified Red Cross instructor, is teaching the children.

“[Benoit] talks to them a little bit about some first aid stuff, nosebleeds, small cuts, burns, those kinds of things,” Williams said.

The program is $20 per child and has occurred for around 15 years, Williams said.

“We typically have full classes each time we offer it, so I feel like it’s very well received in town,” she said. “I think that parents are pretty happy that this is offered to their child, and they are able to take the class.”

Williams said the “When I’m in Charge” event is “a great program and we look forward to hosting it.’

“We offer it multiple times a year,” Williams said.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:37. Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:39.