Kaylin Moy, a Niles West High School student, sat before a group of four to seven-year-olds at the Niles Library Saturday telling them how to avoid scary strangers on Halloween, as well as at other times.
As little ones sat gazing at her and the images on her iPad, she gave them a tailored message on Stranger Danger and keeping safe when they go trick or treating. She also asked kids who might be a "safe stranger" they could turn to for help if lost, and the answers came quickly--teacher, police officer, firefighter, librarian.
Moy was taking part in the Moose International Youth Awareness Program, organized by the Moose International fraternal organization. She hopes to win a scholarship through the program, which enlists teens to do presentations on healthy living or staying safe for younger kids.
She did her presentation as part of the library's Spooky Saturday, which included treats for kids who came in costume. More Halloween events are coming up in the area.