La Porte Hospital is offering Safe Sitter courses for young teens, grades 6-8, to help them learn about home safety and the basics about how to be a safe babysitter. Upcoming classes are July 10 and August 2 at the hospital. Pre-registration is required by calling (219) 326-2322. The cost is $45. More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from this medically-accurate program that teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting, so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue, and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business. Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills. For more information about the Safe Sitter organization, contact National Headquarters at (317) 596-5001 or visit