Geena Elghossain feels empowered working as a leader to young children. “It’s eye opening,” said Elghossain, a senior at South Brunswick High School.
She is getting that experience as a member of Robert Wood Johnson University’s Hospital’s Safety Ambassador Program, a 7-year-old program that trains high-school students to present injury prevention lessons to first- and second-grade students in their community.
Recently about 200 students from 23 Central Jersey high schools gathered to learn about pedestrian safety, fall prevention, safety in and around cars and wheeled sports, and to explore creative ways to convey safety messages to the elementary-school students.
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