Atlanta, GA – The Safe America Foundation has received funding from The Allstate Foundation to host the following programs for Atlanta area youth: The WorldSafe Summit, BrainCamp 2018, the ‘Chalk 1 Up 4 Safety’ Art Contest, and SAFE Tomorrows.
The WorldSafe Summit, held in October 2017, introduced topics relevant to youth such as human trafficking, opioid addiction, and distracted driving. At the event, speakers educated conference attendees on the issues and discussed ways to mitigate the problems occurring in their communities, including forming task forces, supporting upcoming legislation, and networking with law enforcement, business and not for profit leaders.
BrainCamp 2018 will be held March 3, 2018 at the Cobb County Safety Village. The half-day event is a hands-on interactive showcase teaching middle and high school students about the dangers of distracted driving. Also, speakers will address issues regarding cyber bullying, youth sports safety, opioid addiction, and human trafficking.
“The ‘Chalk 1 Up 4 Safety’ art contest is always a great experience for the students as they create chalk art drawings (as a team) about relevant safety topics and win cash prizes for their school’s art departments,” says MaryLou Pagano, COO of the Safe America Foundation. “We appreciate The Allstate Foundation’s support of this program and all of our youth safety outreach programs for 2017-2018.”
The SAFE Tomorrows program and booklet was created by the Safe America Foundation to engage middle school age tweens (youth 11-14) through a free, life planning workbook that helps them in focusing on and defining their dreams/goals for their future. At the same time, the program raises the awareness of issues and areas of greatest risk (drugs, alcohol, etc.) that could prevent them from reaching their dreams. The program seeks to reach youth through a variety of avenues: middle school health class, boys and girls clubs and use of the booklet online.