Auburn Elementary and Winder Elementary students are safely cruising around in new booster seats thanks to Safe Kids Northeast Georgia and their pilot Booster Seat Program for Barrow County.
The Safe Kids Northeast Georgia program focused on Pre-K through 1st grade students and included an education day about booster seats and the importance of riding the back of vehicles, a measurement day, and then the free booster seat distribution day. Between AES and WES, this safety program gave more than 135 high back booster seats to Barrow families and educated more than 460 students about safety. The plan is to expand it in the coming years.
Barrow County School System Health Services Manager Lance McNamara says, “What an asset and partner to have to make an impact in the lives of the students and families of the BCSS/Northeast Georgia Medical Center community.”
Thank you to all who partnered together to make this important and caring event possible!
- WES, AES, Barrow County School System staff & leadership
- Winder Police Department
- Barrow County Sheriff’s Office
- Hall County Sheriff's Office
- Habersham Sherrif's Office
- Safe Kids Georgia
- Department of Public Health, Child Occupant Safety Project
For more information on child seat safety, visit the Safe Kids Georgia website.