Babysitter Boot Camps

Posted at: 01/07/2013 8:33 AM

Range youngsters will get a big break on Red Cross Babysitter Training thanks to generous funding from Iron Range mining firm, ArcelorMittal-Minorca.

Up to 88 students will receive full scholarships valued at $85 for nationally-acclaimed Red Cross class. A $7,500 grant will underwrite the entire registration fee for what is again being called “Babysitter Boot Camp,” according to Judy Hanne Gonzalez, executive director of the Northland Chapter.

This is the third year of funding for “Babysitter Boot Camp” from ArcelorMittal. The number of scholarships is limited.

In the Eveleth-Gilbert School District, Babysitter Boot Camp will be from 3-5:15 p.m. on January 14, 15, and 16, at Franklin Elementary, 801 Jones St. in Eveleth. To register, contact Lynn Bol at (218)744-7710.

The Mountain Iron-Buhl School District will host a class from 2:45 to 5 p.m. on January 22, 23, and 24 at Merritt Elementary School, 5529 Emerald Avenue in Mountain Iron. Students should contact Jean Smith at (218)735-8271 to register.

In the Virginia School District, youngsters can attend training on Saturday, January 12, or Saturday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Virginia High School Resource Center. For more information, contact Julie Eddy at (218) 742-3990.

Hibbing will hold Babysitter Boot Camp on Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, and with a second session January 29, 30, and 31 from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. Both will be held in the library at Hibbing High School, 800 E. 21st St., Hibbing. To register, call Cathy Koland at (218)262-0418.

Youngsters across the Iron Range can also register for a class being held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 26 at the Northland Chapter’s headquarters at 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth, MN 55811. Call the Northland Chapter at (218)722-0071 for details and registration