Greensboro Police Foundation to Build Second Safety Town
Greensboro, NC – The Greensboro Police Foundation is honored to partner with the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation to build a second Safety Town in the city of Greensboro.
“This project would not be possible without strong community support. We would like to recognize our sponsors for their very generous contributions to this initiative,” said Greensboro Police Foundation President Dr. Patty Potter. The cost of the project is estimated to be $359,000, and sponsors include the Koury Corporation, Truist Foundation, The Cemala Foundation, Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, Guilford Merchants Association, Pace Communications, Bank of America, CPI Security Systems, and Bessemer Improvement Company.
Safety Town is an outdoor classroom featuring scaled-down buildings and roads where kids are taught safety lessons on traffic, strangers, fire, bicycles, poisons (including drugs), water, and guns. The Safety Town program is a partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club that has operated for 40 years.
The second site located at Barber Park will increase accessibility and broaden the reach of the program. It will also provide 150-200 volunteer positions to teens from surrounding neighborhoods. During the construction phase, the Greensboro Police Department and Nat Greene Kiwanis will host community meetings to get input from residents on the operations and programming of the second site of Safety Town.