McGruff Club is a crime prevention and safety education program for children who are between the ages of six and ten. Through McGruff Club, children become engaged in their communities and learn about safety while having fun with their friends and adults who care for them. McGruff Club is for children between the ages of 6 and 10. Children meet once a week for 30 to 45 minutes. They spend meetings identifying safety concerns, learning how to stay safe, engaging in service projects, and reflecting upon and celebrating those projects. All children in McGruff Club explore the topics of safe and unsafe neighborhoods, conflict management, bullying, and dangerous situations in the neighborhood. McGruff Clubs address additional issues based on the concerns of the children, which may include diversity, Internet safety, guns and other weapons, and home safety.
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: National Crime Prevention Council