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Early Enrichment Program Meets ‘Community Helpers’

The students met firefighters from Salt River Fire Department who took time to show them around and let them see the inside of a fire truck as well.

The Early Enrichment Program of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Youth Services Department has been busy lately. The program helps young Community-member children develop the skills they will need before heading into school settings. The children begin working on their literacy skills, learn to respect each other and themselves, and learn about the values of the SRPMIC through storytelling, cultural activities and field trips.

The program thanked the Community Helpers with gigantic posters that read Thank You for taking the time to share their careers with them.
Photos courtesy of Youth Services
Recently, the Early Enrichment class visited with staff from various tribal government departments, like the Salt River Fire Department and Salt River Police Department, learning about the different kinds of “Community Helpers.”

At Fire Station 294, the children met with firefighters and explored a fire truck. This month, SRPD Det. Orhan Jakupi and Off. Daniel Brown also visited the group.

“We appreciate the effort and attention they gave to the children, and both departments gave some good safety tips to the children,” said Tori Paukgana of the Youth Services Early Enrichment Program.

The youth enjoyed learning about the Community Helpers, which included fire and police departments. Youth of the Early Enrichment Program of Youth Services learned all about Community Helpers of their Community.