Child Safety Learn To Swim Program
To reduce the incidences of unintentional drownings impacting under-served youth living in and around Miami-Dade County, between the ages 1 to 14 years.
1.Provide a safe and enriched aquatic education program to under-served youth through a Child Water Safety Learn to Swim Program.
2. Educate parents and children on preventive safety measures needed to enjoy recreational water activities.
3.Create personalized swim lessons for ethnic and culturally diverse under-served youth.
The target group is under-served culturally and ethnically diverse children between the ages of 1- 14 years of age living in or around Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens, Liberty City and Opa-Locka area.
Educating and Training Parents Water Safety and Swim Lessons
Educating and Training parents of culturally diverse under-served youth with quick and simple ways to prevent drownings.
1. Apply the American Red Cross General Guidelines for keeping children “Safe Around the Water”
2. Promote Safety requirements through orientation and on-going review during Child Safety Learn to Swim Program.
3. Address parent concerns regarding learn to swim and water-safety survival skills.
4. Provide the American Red Cross CPR Training for all parent participants (if applicable).
Water Safety Instructor Trainer-Mentorship Program
In connection with the Aquatics Centennial Program, this program
1. Expand its existing Learn-to-Swim program and Junior Life guarding offerings to reach additional program participants who are not otherwise receiving aquatics lessons (“Program Participants”);
2.Expand its existing Water Safety Instructor and Life-guarding training to develop the infrastructure to offer the additional and Junior Life-guarding offerings;
3. Provide tools, resources and staff training required to implement the research study intended to evaluate the effectiveness of the Aquatics Centennial education and training.
Pearls and Gents Mentoring Program
This program provides under-served youth between the ages of 8 - 14 a momentous exposure and experience to diverse life activities.
• Provide our inner-city kids with the lived experience that embodies hope for their future.
• The metaphoric escort away from hopelessness towards prosperity.
• They will be given hands experience, exposure to finery and implementation of socialization skills Most importantly, our leaders will be charged with sharing their experiences how they had to stay course to achieve their life goals. Thus, becoming an inspirational role model for our inner-city youth.
Centennial Aquatics Safety Campaign
This program in connection with the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial celebration designed to promote awareness of and access to the American Red Cross Water Safety education and training in identified communities (“Aquatics Centennial Program”). The Aquatics Centennial Program is intended to teach people to swim in identified communities where drowning rate is above national average; motivate children and families to “come to the water” to become competent in the water and learn about water safety at a local facility; and create a sustainable ecosystem of water safety to help make communities safer.