In partnership with the Concussion Center, Dr. Andy Hashikawa, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, has received additional funding from AAA and the Auto Club Group Foundation to support the Pop-up Safety Town initiative, providing age-focused injury prevention resources to Michigan’s underserved communities. This unique program is dedicated to pediatric injury prevention education and caters to young children and their families. We are looking for volunteers to join us and support more underserved communities across the state!

“To ensure children have access, we offer free helmets and educate families on proper helmet-fitting techniques,” said Dr. Hashikawa, “By reaching out to preschool children and elementary students, our aim is to instill good safety habits from an early age, empowering families with knowledge that can help prevent head injuries. This comprehensive approach sets us apart from other organizations in the field, making the U-M Concussion Center a leader in not only understanding concussions but also actively working towards preventing them.”

“Attending Pop Up Safety Town for the first time was a fantastic experience. The event featured different well-organized stations, each offering valuable information. Despite the variety, it was very organized, making it easy to navigate even for kids like my 3-year-old daughter. She had no trouble following along with the activities!”

Destiny Ormsbee
Parent, Huron Potawatomi Pine Creek Reservation

Interested in supporting us? Volunteer today! For more information, email [email protected]

Upcoming Events

June 14, 2024 (Friday) 10:00am-12:00pm | Carmen Ainsworth Middle School, Flint, MI
  • Location: Carmen Ainsworth Middle School
  • Address: 1409 Maple Rd, Flint, MI 48507
  • Sign Up HERE
  • Volunteer Time: 10:00am – Noon

Past Events

2023-2024 School Year
April 12, 2024 (Friday) 1:30-3:30pm | MLK Jr. Recreation Center, Jackson, MI
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
  • Address: 1107 Adrian St., Jackson, MI 49203
  • Sign Up HERE
April 17, 2024 (Wednesday) 5:00-7:00pm | Bertha Neal Elementary, Durand, MI
  • Location: Bertha Neal Elementary
  • Address: 930 W Main St, Durand, MI 48429
  • Sign Up HERE
April 25, 2024 (Thursday) | 5:00-7:00pm| Whitmore Lake Head Start, Whitmore Lake, MI
  • Location:  Whitmore Lake
  • Address: 8845 Main Street, Whitmore Lake, 48189
  • Sign Up HERE

 

April 26, 2024 (Friday) 1:00-3:00pm | Tau Beta School, Hamtramck, MI

 

 

May 1, 2024 (Wednesday) 5:30-7:30pm | Model Elementary, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Location:  Model Elementary Gym
  • Address:  8850 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Sign Up HERE
May 9, 2024 (Thursday) 5:00-7:30pm | Huron Potawatomi Head Start, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Location: Straight School Building
  • Address: 850 Chatham NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
  • Sign Up HERE

 

May 13, 2024 (Monday) 10:00am-03:00pm | Union Street Center, Eaton Rapids, MI
  • Location: Union Street Center
  • Address: 501 Union St, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
  • Sign Up HERE

“Pop-up Safety Town is a fabulous opportunity to teach young children about traffic safety; especially being a pedestrian or bicyclist in their neighborhood. The earlier young children learn about the meaning of traffic signs and signals may help in reducing injuries and fatalities among them.”

Sandra J. Enness, MPH, MA
Rural-Urban & Tribal Highway Traffic Safety Community Engagement
Office of Highway Safety Planning, Michigan State Police

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