CAA School Safety Patrol volunteers take the stage at National We Day
Fifteen hard working student volunteers with the CAA School Safety Patrol program got to attend National We Day, a star-studded celebration of youth volunteerism, held April 9 in the Nation’s Capital.
In front of 16,000 youth activists, Jennifer Botterill, CAA School Safety Patrol ambassador and Olympian, and patrollers Joshua and Lauren took their spot on the We Day stage to talk about the importance of volunteering.
The children, nominated by their teachers and peers, listened to inspiring speakers and saw performances by award-winning artists, such as Governor General David Johnson, U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Simple Plan, and Queen Noor of Jordan.
About the program
The CAA School Safety Patrol program is a partnership between CAA, the police, school boards, teachers, parents and over 70,000 dedicated student volunteers who give millions of hours of volunteer time each year to ensure their peers remain safe at road crossings and on school buses across the country.
CAA’s School Safety Patrol program has been in operation for over 80 years. The program teaches students about road safety, citizenship, and teamwork and provides an opportunity for youth to develop into leaders and role models within their school community.
For further information on School Safety Patrol programs in your community, please contact your local CAA club.