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By Katherine Beshear
When it became evident that COVID-19 would prevent groups from bringing elective educational programs into schools this school year, Kim Savage and her team had to think of a new way forward. Savage is Alabama Power’s public safety program manager and oversees Safe-T-Opolis, the company’s free, interactive program for fourth-grade students that uses a tabletop model of a city charged with 11,000 volts to teach students how to stay safe around electricity.
“The safety and health of our employees and the communities we serve is our No. 1 value,” said Tanya Beal, public safety specialist. “Making a shift to a virtual format was a logical solution so that we’re still able to provide this important educational tool for teachers and students.”
Safe-T-Opolis is endorsed by the Alabama State Department of Education and is taught by specially trained Alabama Power employees called Lifeliners. Time for Q&A with the students is always included.
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