Second and Fifth-grade radKIDs Graduation

Attributions: 

Fifth and second-grade students from Art City Elementary school, Springville, on Friday February 3 and 10, 2017, had the opportunity to get away from someone who had "grabbed them".  Thank you, Utah County Deputies Shalon Nielson and Jordon Grimstead for making our simulation possible.  We would also like to thank Shea Johnson and Autumn Jenkins for helping in the classes; the PTA and Mrs. Muirbrook, principal, for having this program in the school; as well as the parents for their help during the simulation and supporting radKIDs. 

“radKIDS is a self empowerment safety class that teaches the students how to stay safe. “radKIDS instructors don’t just tell the students how to stay safe or show videos, they actually provide a hands-on, activity-based physical skill development program empowering children with options, not fear. radKIDS® provides children with the instinctual options they need to recognize, avoid and if necessary respond to potential danger in their world today.” Go to www.radKIDS.org web site for more information.

If you see your kids being safe and using their "radKIDs" knowledge we want to hear about it.  The following are some we have heard:  "I needed a spray bottle, the only one I could find was a Windex bottle, I started pouring it into a glass, my ‘radKIDS’ told me not to pour the Windex into a glass, I said 'oh it will be fine'. About two hours later my 15 year old son saw the “blue juice” sitting on the counter, without smelling it he took a big mouth full. I should have listened to my children."  "My 15 year old daughter was home alone, I had just left to run a quick errand, she heard someone at the front door trying to come in, she remembered that she could call 911, the police came up and patrolled the area."