The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recruiting young heroes through its Consumer Protection Safety All-Stars educational and outreach program. The free program is designed to teach children in grades 3-7 or who are 8-12 years old how to identify product safety warnings and how to be vigilant about products recalled by the CPSC. Armed with these skills and information, kids can better protect themselves and help protect their families, friends and communities.
“This free program trains young people to use their unique and powerful voices to positively affect their communities as Consumer Protection Safety All-Stars,” said acting CPSC chair, Ann Marie Buerkle.
Teachers, day cares, after-school programs and others working with children and youth can access free lesson plans and materials online. Kids who participate will learn why and how products are determined to be unsafe or hazardous; how to determine if a product has been recalled; and how to use what they learn to teach others about consumer product safety. The program is ideal for elementary and middle school teachers and homeschoolers and the free materials include:
- A teacher’s guide.
- Five activity sheets.
- A PowerPoint presentation and script to be used with the teacher’s guide.
- Two handouts for use at home (also available in Spanish).
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion (also available for free through the resource website).
The CPSC partnered with specialists at Young Minds Inspired (YMI) to develop the activities, which reinforce language arts skills and encourages creative thinking.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission