Media Release
Media Release
Press Contact: Promise Nwozuzu, Health and Human Services , (510) 981-7008

CITY OF BERKELEY SPONSORS TRAFFIC SAFETY EVENTS FOR YOUTH

Berkeley, California (Friday, March 16, 2007) - Young people will be able to learn how to handle themselves in different traffic situations at several events sponsored by the City of Berkeley Injury Prevention Program and Safe Moves, a non-profit organization. Activities, which vary according to grade level, include health fairs and a presentation by The Think First Assembly on trauma and head injuries.  

The Safe Moves Health Fairs will focus on teaching kids about traffic safety through an interactive rodeo course. Each event will include a “Safe Moves City” which is a miniature mock city course that teaches students the importance of staying safe while walking and bicycling. The Think First Assembly’s presentation will focus on teaching teens about the effects of brain and spinal cord injuries and prevention efforts.

Safe Moves Health Fairs:

Tuesday, March 27, 2007; Washington Elementary School, 2300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley (1:30 p.m. –5:35 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 29, 2007, Rosa Parks Elementary School, 930 Allston Way, Berkeley (9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.)

 Injury Prevention Workshop, presented by The Think First Assembly:

Friday, March 30, 2007, Longfellow Middle School, 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley (9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.). The Assembly is a partnership with Oakland’s Children’s Hospital.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For additional information please contact Promise Nwozuzu, Health and Human Services, at (510) 981-7676.

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