“Whale Tales” – Youth Water Safety

Red Cross AmeriCorps volunteer Charity Godfrey teaches “Whale Tales”, a water safety course designed for young children.

Red Cross youth volunteer Samantha Gonzalez recently sat in on a youth water safety course taught at the Red Cross and had the following observations:

A group of 20 children from the Lee Memorial Health System participated in the Red Cross “WHALE Tales,” course, a class that teaches young kids all about water safety. At their arrival, the group was eagerly awaiting for the lesson to begin. Their instructor, Charity Godfrey, always energetic and child-spirited, grabbed the attention from the 6-12-year-olds, and did not give it back until their departure. Spreading awareness, even to small children, is important given the fact that it could save lives, and/or protect from what could be significant injuries.

WHALE Tales is only one of many classes available to children, including Basic First Aid classes, Pet Safety and First Aid, Scrubby Bear, Masters of Disaster and these lessons are all taught by the Red Cross at elementary schools and kindergartens.

For more information, visit gulfcoastredcross.org and click on the “volunteer” tab.

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