REMINDER: Safe Sitter begins next week

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s first 2020 session of Safe Sitter begins next week.

Safe Sitter is open to those 11 years-old to 16 years-old and includes safety skills like CPR, and practical skills such as feeding, changing and dealing with problem behavior. The program will also include introductory business skills in marketing and price negotiation. Participants will develop self-confidence in addition to skills developed through the curriculum and should set any participant up to begin their own babysitting service.

The class will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 22-29, at the Community Building, 115 West 11th Street. Participants will receive a certificate and a babysitter handbook upon completion of the program. Registration fee is $85.

An additional session will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 26-March 4, at the Community Building.

To register online, visit: or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation program supervisor,, (785) 330-7355.