Safety Town is a fun summer program specifically designed to teach basic safety skills to children entering kindergarten in the fall, or those just completing kindergarten. This unique program has been sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Santa Barbara organization for over 40 years.

Learning bike safety at Safety Town.

About Safety Town

     Through multimedia, songs, and guest visits, the Safety Town program trains children to evaluate “safe” from “unsafe.”  Under the guidance of volunteer youth instructors and credentialed teachers, children practice and experience their lessons in Safety Town, a miniature city layout built to the scale of a small child. Safety Town is a 17.5 hour course (3.5 hours per day, M-F, for 1 week). Topics discussed during the week include pedestrian, earthquake, fire, 9-1-1, bicycle, beach and pool, drugs, strangers, general play, along with personal and home safety. Children are visited by community safety professionals such as police, firefighters, forest rangers, paramedics, water safety professionals, and more. Program includes one off-site field trip, (ride on city bus reserved for Safety Towners only)

 We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their past and present support of our program through grants, sponsorships and donations:

Nurture Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Bull Foundation, City of Goleta, Alice Sykes through the United Way Designation, Albertsons - Goleta, Trader Joes, National Charity League, McDonalds Corporation, Taco Bell, Woodstock's Pizza, Kahuna Grill, Anna's Bakery, Susan Schiferl Photography, Clark Motors, Decker Outdoor Corp., Marborg Industries, Montecito Bank and Trust, Venoco Inc., Webster VanValkenburgh - Farmers Insurance, Dr. Steven Mascagno Pediatric Dentistry, McGowan Guntermann CPA, Optimist Club at UCSB, MarVac Electronics, Automotive Technicians Group, Yogurtland, Lens Floor Coverings,  SeaEscapes-Vacations on the Beach, EF International Language Centers Santa Barbara, California Retired Teachers Association of Santa Barbara, Sunny Smiles Dentistry, Tammy Dobrotin-State Farm Agent, Parentclick.com, Uncle Chen's Restaurant, Cox Cares Foundation and Goleta City Council. 

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Soroptimist International of Santa Barbara is a 501(c)(3) independent non- profit agency

Last update: February 22, 2017