Safety Town Youth Initiative at Hilton Head Island Rotary Club

Safety Town Youth Initiative pic

Safety Town Youth Initiative
Image: hiltonheadrotary.org

Brian Stertzer has thirty years of sales experience and is a certified public accountant. In addition to his position as a managing director for WealthStone, a wealth management firm in South Carolina, Brian Stertzer serves as the president of the True North Foundation, and is a member of the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club.

Chartered in 1967, Hilton Head Island Rotary Club is the oldest organization of its kind in the area, with a broad history of community service that includes Alzheimer’s research, local business recognition awards, and various youth initiatives. One such initiative is Safety Town, an annual public service program that teaches local children about safety in the home and around the city.

At the event, children have the opportunity to explore a kid-sized “town” constructed in a parking lot. Here they experience a variety of traffic situations first-hand and learn about traffic signals, crosswalks, and other drivers in a fun and educational environment.

One building in the miniature metropolis is overseen by the local fire and rescue, and teaches participants how to deal with at-home issues such as flammable materials in the kitchen, exposed wires, and basic first aid. In another area, children learn how hospital patients are triaged by emergency doctors and nurses.

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