What is an “Inspire Article”?
The Inspire category is a way to showcase progress on an issue. These articles consist of positive outcomes on the issue, and can even include case studies of progress on similar issues outside of Palm Beach County – in the hopes we can apply the knowledge, and be inspired to do more!
Sunrise Park Elementary: Making Kids Safer through Safety Prevention Education
Palm Beach County's KidSafe Foundation is bringing its safety programs to Boca Raton's Sunrise Park Elementary, thanks to a grant from The Salah Foundation. Sunrise Park's entire student body (nearly 1,000 children) will participate in comprehensive prevention education programs. In addition, over 65 teachers and staff members will receive the KidSafe Teacher Workshop, and over 2,000 parents can participate in The KidSafe Parent Seminar.
"Every child deserves the right to learn the skills to keep themselves safe. Kidsafe is taught in a fun, non-threatening manner. Children learn respect for self and others, body boundaries, bullying/peer pressure, internet safety, cyber bullying and leadership skills. The Salah Foundation grant is helping give the Sunrise Park kids power and a voice," said Cherie Benjoseph, cofounder of KidSafe.
Safety prevention education helps save students' lives in countless and immeasurable ways. Education is key, since one out of three girls and one out of six boys will be sexually exploited before the age of 18. 95% of these child molestation cases can be prevented, according to Kidsafe. Sunrise Park is empowering its entire student body, so that they have the knowledge to make safer and smarter choices.
About The KidSafe Foundation
The KidSafe Foundation is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit dedicated to providing Prevention Education to children, parents, teachers and guidance counselors to decrease abuse, bullying, abduction and online safety issues. Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW the Cofounders of KidSafe, Child Safety Experts, Authors and most importantly two moms on a mission to keep children safe. They have taught over 18,000 children throughout South Florida and have brought their workshops and seminars to thousands of adults. To learn more about KidSafe Foundation please visit their web site www.kidsafefoundation.org
About The Salah Foundation
The Salah Foundation is a private foundation that supports non-profit organizations in the United States that strengthen families and communities and advances individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. There is a special interest in education, medical research, community development and self-sufficiency programs aimed at the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly and the disabled. To learn more about The Salah Foundation please visit their web site www.salahfoundation.org