Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) has partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools, the Cincinnati Police Department, and local volunteers give 4th through 6th grade students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through our interactive safety patrol program.
Each school year, student monitors are recommended by staff members to serve in the safety patrol program. In order to be selected as a student monitor, the children need to meet established standards in excellence in behavior, as well as be in good standing with their teachers and principal.
Student monitors work to ensure safety in and around the school. Monitors are assigned designated stations, where they patrol before and after school, and also during lunch. These stations include inside the lunchroom, the hallways, and school entrances. Each year, student monitors receive recognition in a special ceremony for their achievement and dedication to school safety. Additionally, they can receive promotions throughout the school year for exemplary performance and service.
The ABC Safety Patrol Program is designed to build character and leadership skills amongst 4th through 6th grade students. This program teaches critical thinking skills to the children involved. By empowering students with a sense of responsibility, they are better equipped to make decisions that will lead them to a life of good citizenship. And the program is constantly evolving to better suit the emotional needs of participating students.
During the 2019-2020 school year, the Safety Patrol Program was offered at 29 different elementary schools throughout the Cincinnati Public School district. The program paused and has been on hiatus due to COVID, but ABC aims to have it return by 2023.
To find out more information about this amazing program, or to see how you can get involved, contact us by phone at (513) 281-9870, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org