CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Pop-up Safety Town in April, May, June 2023

February 17, 2023


By Tina Chen

Pop-up Safety Town in Flint, Michigan

Center member Dr. Andy Hashikawa, associate professor of emergency medicine, is organizing more Pop-up Safety Town events in underserved communities in Michigan this April and May. Pop-Up Safety Town is a pediatric injury prevention education program for young children and families. During these events, children (currently aged 3-5) and their families can tour the town to learn various injury prevention tips, including pedestrian safety, dog bite prevention, medication safety, and helmet safety. Upon entry, each child is given a “Pop-Up Safety Town Passport,” allowing them to receive stamps as they rotate through different stations every 15 minutes; children and families will receive free bike helmets fitted by trained volunteers, food, and children’s books upon completion of all activities.

Dr. Hashikawa needs more volunteers for upcoming events. These events will provide educational opportunities for pre-schoolers living in low-resource neighborhoods. Volunteers will be working with injury experts and Michigan Medicine physicians to run educational stations for medication safety, pedestrian safety, electrical safety, firearm safety, and animal safety, etc. Your help and enthusiasm are much appreciated! For more information or additional questions, email [email protected]

Perry Head Start

550 Perry Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Addison Elementary

219 N Comstock St, Addison, MI 49220

Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr Center

1107 Adrian, Jackson, MI 49203

Friday, May 5, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Lincoln Early Childhood Center at Model Elementary School

8850 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Carmen-Ainsworth Middle School

1409 Maple Rd., Flint, MI 48507

Friday, June 9, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM