I cannot close withut giving a shout of approval out to their 'i'm in Charge" curriculum. This is a curriculum complete with a professional quality video and enough high quality bookets forevery student in one grade level each year. It is not ean exaggeation to say that this curriculum resource is the best discussion starter among my students about the subject of safety available. The students literally follow me down the halls after class to discuss being oe alone safely, internet safety or a miriad of othe safety issues pertent to their lives. The teachers get tickled watchng me looking like the Pied Piper as children tell me their stories or try to get answers to their "what if " questions or sadly tell me of dangerous situations they need help dealing with. One 7 year old in our school went home to an empty house on a dark winter late afternoon when mom thought she was at girl scouts. She told me when asked how she knew what to do, "I sat on my front step for a minute and cried then I remembered what you taught us bout going to my contact people for help." She literally had to go to 3 contact people's houses before finding anyone at home, but because she had a plan she kept her cool and did it. These are only 2 example of what this great organization does for the children of our community and surrounding communities. They are changing lives one shirt, one safety booklet, one smile and helpful hand at a time.
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watching the way the lives of children are improved by knowing their are good strangerout there who care about whether they have adequate clothing and who care about their happiness and safety.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help them raise even more funds to help the growing numbers of children who need help. Their services are invaluable and the need keeps growing year after year.
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I do not kow of any other organization who focus on programs that build confidence becase the children get to choose their own new clothes and their choices are respected. This organiztion teaches on a wide spectrum of safety issues. I know many organizations that provide used clothing for parents to come and get for their families--none other that provides new clothing. I know of many resources that focus on one type of safety for chilren such as stranger danger or internet danger. i know odf none that focus on the total experiece of the child and teach gun awareness, fire safety, how to handle things that go wrong at home like a water faucet that breaks or setting up safe emergency contact people in their neighborhood.
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