Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police to Host radKIDS Weeks This Summer
Three Options for Parents to Enroll Their Kids for Classes in July or August!
BURLINGTON – The Burlington Police Department will once again be offering the radKIDS program this summer to Burlington children ages 8-12. The kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities.
The Burlington Police will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, public safety etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. The radKids portion of the class (defense against abduction) is a 15-hour class to be integrated with safety awareness teachings.
The course will be taught by Burlington Police Officers at the Memorial Elementary School gymnasium, and it will be offered at three times throughout the summer: July 14-18, July 21-25 and July 28-August 1.
Kids must attend all five days, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon in order to complete the program.
Due to a generous grant from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, classes will be free for all attending residents. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free. The classes are only open to Burlington residents.
Registration forms will be made available at the Burlington Police Web Site: www.bpd.org and may be dropped off at the Police Station. Limited space is available! For questions, call Officers Keith Sheppard or Steve Cross at 781-505-4919 or 781-505-4965.
Classes are free, but donations to the Burlington D.A.R.E. Program are appreciated and may be sent to:
Burlington Project DARE, Inc.
45 Center St.
Burlington, MA 01803
A nonprofit educational organization based in South Dennis, Massachusetts, radKIDS, Inc. is dedicated to providing proven and effective life saving skills for children by teaching them how to “Resist Aggression Defensively.” Curriculum topics range from Home and School Safety, to Out and About Safety, to Realistic Defense Against Abduction as well as Good, Bad and Uncomfortable Touch. For information on the program visit the radKIDS website at www.radKIDS.org.