Powell Police launching new radKIDS program for ages 8-12



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Powell Police launching new radKIDS program for ages 8-12

(POWELL, Ohio)—Dec. 6, 2017—The Powell Police Department is launching radKIDS, a new program that will provide education to children and their guardians to enhance their ability to use knowledge, skills and power to protect themselves from unsafe situations.

radKIDS is a program designed for children ages 8-12 and educates kids on their decision-making skills. The curriculum includes lessons on home, fire, internet, public, road, drug and vehicle safety and information on dealing with bullies and stranger danger. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will also be assisting the Powell Police Department with classes.

Classes are free and will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 29 through Feb. 21 at the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall Street. Register online at http://recreation.cityofpowell.us/. The class is limited to 12 kids.

“The Powell Police Department looks forward to introducing the radKIDS Program to our community to increase knowledge and skills about avoiding unsafe situations,” said Ofc. Audrey Wilt. “We believe that helping kids overcome situations that cause fear, panic and confusion is a great investment toward their well-being and the future of our community.”

Since radKIDS began in 2000, more than 250,000 children have gone through the radKIDS personal empowerment safety education program and more than 4,800 community-based instructors have been trained.

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Contact: Megan Canavan

Communication Director

614.885.5380 ext. 1022 (office)

614.425.5046 (mobile)

mcanavan@cityofpowell.us

@CityofPowellOH/@PowellPolice (Twitter)