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Mothers in Action Hosts Safety Week at Local School
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 16, 2017


Mothers In Action hosted a safety week February 6-9 at Marcus Garvey School with community partners California Highway Patrol, Kids Are 1st, Los Angeles Fire Department and LAPD South Traffic Safety Unit. Students learned about things like stranger danger, fire safety, bicycle safety, the importance of car seats, bullying, the negative impact of drugs/guns/gangs and making poor choices in life and what to do in an emergency. Parents had the opportunity to get their car and booster seats inspected and when applicable some received new car or booster seats if the old one was expired or not safe or functional. Most students received bicycle helmets, knee pads, elbow pads or skates thanks to LAPD South Traffic Safety Unit. Car seat safety check was a collaborative effort by CHP, LAPD and Kids Are 1st.

Thanks to Kids Are 1st many students received ID kits complete with picture and fingerprints. They also informed parents about the harsh reality of the extensive injuries or deaths that children can sustain due to either being in the wrong car seat, not being properly fastened in or not being in a car/booster seat at all. Parents were very appreciative for the inspections and information.


Students had the opportunity to talk to some of the LAPD Cadets and have a Q&A.

LAFD Fire station #66, spoke to the students about fire safety, the importance of having a safe meeting place in an emergency, smoke alarms and the duties of the fire department. They also encouraged the students to stop by their local fire department to say hello, consider becoming an Explorer and a fireman as a career.

This event focused on saving lives through education and inspections. It was a great, informative time for everyone involved, students, school administration, CHP, LAFD, LAPD, MIA and Kids Are 1st.

“It takes a village to raise a child and Mothers In Action is so honored to have our community partners mentioned above as a part of our village,” said MIA president Tracy Mitchell.

“This is just the first of many safety events MIA will have with community partners or be a part of in 2017, as we carry out our mission to improve the quality of life of our families and our community.”

There is one planned for Bakewell Primary School in a couple of weeks and a family Safety & Health Festival that MIA will be a part of on March 4, in Exposition Park near Figueroa entrance in Los Angeles from 11:00am – 3:00pm.


Come join Kids Are 1st, Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Reggie Sawyer –Jones, Councilmember Curren Price of the 9th District, CHP and many more community partners for this safety resource fair and exhibit. For more information call (323)290-0456.

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