ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students in sixth to eighth grades will have six opportunities this summer to get certified to watch their younger siblings or babysit.
The Phoebe Network of Trust will hold six Safe Sitter classes throughout the summer for kids throughout the county.
During the one day training, students will learn what to do in emergencies, basic CPR and choking skills.
The organization decided to do the summer classes to help kids who stay home alone be more confident and safe.
"We think it's really important because we want the children to know what to do when there's an emergency, who to call. We want them to be confident in their skills. It also makes the people that they're babysitting for the families, it makes them confident to know they've taken the class and that they have this training,' said Phoebe Network of Trust School Nurse Educator Kristen Champion.
The first Safe Sitter class will start on June 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be classes on the following dates:
- June 12 & 13
- June 26 & 27
- July 10 &11
All classes will be held at Phoebe HealthWorks located at 311 3rd Avenue in Albany.
Pre-registration is required one week prior to the class date.
The fee for the class is $50.
To register, call (229) 312-4620.