A class of radKIDS graduates pose with their instructors. The successful safety program has been offered in Friendswood for several years. Interested parents can attend a meeting set for Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Annex in FISD.

radKIDS class, meeting set up in Friendswood

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A class of radKIDS graduates pose with their instructors. The successful safety program has been offered in Friendswood for several years. Interested parents can attend a meeting set for Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Annex in FISD.

A class of radKIDS graduates pose with their instructors. The successful safety program has been offered in Friendswood for several years. Interested parents can attend a meeting set for Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Annex in FISD.

By KAROLYN GEPHART

The children’s program, radKIDS®, Inc. is the national leader in children’s safety.

Summer radKIDS® training in Friendswood is being held July 31 through Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the FISD Annex Training Room under the direction of Founder and Director of radKIDS®, Steve Daley.

Daley invites the Friendswood community to attend a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Annex Training Room to hear about the program and to learn how important it is for Friendswood children.

With headquarters based in South Dennis, Massachusetts radKIDS® is brought to children and parents by the training and development of nationally certified instructors, professional educators, school teachers, law enforcement educators/School Resource Officers, recreation and health professionals, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s and perhaps most importantly parent volunteers.

“By empowering a community with certified local instructors, the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education program is not just a program but a true gift to the community, a gift that can be shared with hundreds if not every child in your community. The number one comment and evaluation from parents and grandparents across the nation having experienced and shared radKIDS® with their loved ones is, ‘Why is radKIDS® not in every school across the nation?,’” FISD Community Ed Director Paula Jones said.

Jones, a former Physical Education/Wellness teacher worked with the program with students in both intermediate and junior high levels.

Examples of radKIDS® curriculum topics include bullying prevention programs, preventing/stopping predator tricks including physical resistance strategies against abduction, internet safety, personal touch and personal space safety, and home, school, out and about safety.

Since its inception in 2000, radKIDS®, Inc. has been committed to providing education that enhances the ability of children and parents to utilize knowledge, skills, and power to protect themselves from violence and harm.

Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace the fear, confusion, and panic or dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem.

For more information, see the website at www.radKIDS.org.

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