25 new BATS in Los Altos

Twenty-five BATS were started as a result of our first training. You too can make a difference – sign up today and tell your friends!LOSALTOSBATPURPLETitlecase

Help your neighborhood by becoming a Block Action Team Leader! By signing up today you can be part of the concerned–and fun– group of volunteers throughout Los Altos who are focused on making each of their neighborhoods an even better place to live!

Block Action Teams (BATs) is a new program of the Los Altos Community Foundation. The purpose of this program is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to be more resilient in the event of a disaster, work together for crime prevention, assist, the seniors living in their neighborhood, when needed, involve youth; and organize neighborhood social events. We hope that every neighborhood in Los Altos takes advantage of the benefits of this program.

BAT leaders define their neighborhood (typically 15-50 households), communicate with the residents within it and organize helpers and events. For example, a BAT leader may get the neighborhood organized to be prepared for a major disaster and learn how to respond and care for their families and neighbors. The BAT program will provide materials and training to neighborhood leaders so that these activities are easy and fun.

You or your neighborhood may already be doing one or more of these activities – but by joining the BAT program you will receive training and tools to assist with your efforts. You will also meet other neighborhood leaders doing the same thing.

Sign up today to be a BAT leader! There is no cost to participate and attend one of the training sessions. Co-leaders are encouraged, so you are welcome to bring a neighbor, spouse or willing assistant.

More information about the BAT program, click on the links below:

 Start A Block Action Team

BAT Leader Position Description

BAT leaders are required to attend one training session. The scheduled training dates are: February 27, April 29 or May 27. Training is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms.

The third month of every quarter an “Inspiration Session” will be scheduled for BAT Leaders. The purpose of this session, is to educate, network, share stores and have fun with other BAT leaders. The first inspiration session will be held on March 26th from 6 -9 pm in the El Camino Hospital.

Get started today by filling out the BAT Leader Training Session sign up form. To learn more visit losaltosbat.org

If you would like more information please send an email to info@losaltosbat.org or call 650.949.5908

Sincerely,

 

Sherie Dodsworth

Volunteer Program Director for

BAT and Los Altos PREPARE programs