Advocacy center seeks volunteers for schools
The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center is seeking volunteers to present the Yello Dyno child safety program to students attending Kline Whitis Elementary.
Volunteers are needed to work with children during normal school hours, and will deliver a 30-minute presentation once a week for four weeks.
Kline Whitis Principal Mitzi Striplings and District and County Attorney Larry Allison support the efforts of the Children’s Advocacy Center to teach Lampasas County youth about personal safety.
The center plans to work with children attending Hanna Springs and Taylor Creek Elementary schools next year.
Training for Yello Dyno volunteers is Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center, 1001 Hill Street, Burnet.
Volunteers learn how to present “safety rules” using stories, music, video and activities.
Yello Dyno and volunteers reached over 2,600 schoolchildren last year in Burnet, Blanco, Llano and San Saba counties. Yello Dyno and the program are nationally recognized and utilized across the U.S. by school districts and non-profits working with children that have been physically and/or sexually assaulted.
The popular program and the efforts of the Advocacy Center to bring Yello Dyno’s message to children was recognized by the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund and received the 2010 Outstanding Non-profit Award.
Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center staff and volunteers frequently hear stories from parents and teachers about the positive impact of Yello Dyno, said Pam Rodgers, volunteer coordinator.