Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


According to statistical information, 40.8% of children living below poverty level and 35% of children living above poverty level must spend part of their day without adult supervision (Johnson, 2002). These children are vulnerable to physical injury, fear, and loneliness, and they must face emergencies alone. However, many agencies provide safety information and coping strategies for children in these situations. One such agency, The Lyceum of Monterey County, has collaborated with a local fire chief to provide a "safety sitter" class. After two decades of offering this class, the Lyceum has recognized the popularity of this class and has identified a need to recruit new fire fighters and other public safety professionals to teach the class in various locations.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department