Gear up for BAT training

LOSALTOSBATPURPLETitlecaseBlock Action Teams (BATs), a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to be more resilient in the event of a disaster, work together for crime prevention, assist neighborhood seniors, involve neighborhood youth and organize neighborhood social events.  BATs held its first training session in January 2014. Today there are 50 registered BAT Leaders, covering 30 neighborhoods, which is approximately 9% of the households in Los Altos.  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.

BAT leaders are required to attend one training session. The next scheduled training dates are:  April 29May 27 or July 29. Training is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms.
For more information about the BAT program, click on the links below:
Los Altos Block Action Team Information

 

Sherie Dodsworth
Volunteer Program Director for
BAT and Los Altos PREPARE programs