Monday, April 27, 2009

Kids Day at City Hall Recap

The City Attorney's Office Child Abuse Policy Division, partnered with the Office of Councilmember José Huizar, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Prevent Child Abuse America, ICAN, Los Angeles Community Child Abuse Councils, I-SAFE, First 5 LA, Jarritos Kids and Los Angeles Universal Preschool to introduce the first “Kids Day at City Hall” event in Los Angeles. The event was last Wednesday, April 22.

More than 200 students from Los Angeles area middle schools as well as from First 5 LA and LA Universal Preschools participated in the event on the City Hall lawn. Activities included fingerprinting of each child, safety awareness games, a visit from the Los Angeles Fire Department and McGruff the Crime Dog.

Representatives from iSafe demonstrated the safe use of the Internet and First 5 had activities to teach the children healthy eating habits. Students were able to explore the Safe City exhibit and were treated to lunch and games throughout the day.