San Francisco kids learn about street safety

August 15, 2008 7:43:36 PM PDT
In San Francisco, dozens of kids in one of the city's most congested areas learned about keeping themselves safe on the streets.

Police officers and firefighters took part in a read-along event in the Tenderloin at the Glide Foundation After School Program.

They talked to kids about how reading skills can help them be more aware of traffic signs, and what's happening around them.

They stressed that kids should not be afraid of officers in uniform.

As part of the event, the Share Literacy Program donated 600 books to children.