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Mission Statement

StreetSmart Kids Mission StreetSmart Kids is a nonprofit corporation providing safety education knowledge and skills to children and youth through an educational model for conveying situational life safety skills in entertaining and motivational formats developed to deliver safety skills in varying cognitive levels to children 4 to 12 years of age. StreetSmart Kids believes that presenting child and youth safety life skills education in an entertaining, coined edutainment, way will empower children and improve the quality of their life, their family life and life within their community. Streetsmart Kids works in partnership with safety information resource organizations to apply StreetSmart methodologies to develop safety edutainment for delivery to children and youth through facilitating parents, families, significant others and diverse local and national organizations.

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StreetSmart Kids is a national organization serving the Five Promises by providing situational life skill safety informational curriculum presented in entertaining formats, coined edutainment, to children and youth through diverse local and national organizations serving communities. Promise One: Ongoing relationships with caring adults - parents, mentors, tutors or coaches; StreetSmart Kids supports caring adults by providing a child safety education game to be played by a caring adult with a child. Games are a familiar format to children and adults alike. The Safety Game is a comfortable tool allowing an adult - parent, mentor, tutor or coach to identify safety issues with which a child is or is not familiar and appropriate actions for the child to take. Integrating this crucial life skills safety information into fun-to-play games gives caring adults a way to teach children what they need to know while playing a "family" game. Promise Two: Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours; Safe Places. SSK serves safe places with structured activities providing child safety curriculum presented in entertaining formats. StreetSmart Kids utilizes existing community resources to facilitate delivery of child safety edutainment through parents and extended family, significant others, mentors and local organization volunteers. Parent, Mentor and Facilitator Guides support organizations, families, mentors and facilitators who provide our game for play with children and youth through child safety education children learn safety skills that make their lives safer and the places they live their lives in safer. StreetSmart Kids believes that the presentation of child and youth safety life skill issues in an engaging and entertaining way increases effectiveness in the delivery of the message, raises child and youth safety life skill awareness in the community and enhances the quality of life for children and youth in the community. We believe that by improving the safety of the place our children live their life's begets safer children and by raising safer children we create a safer community. Raising community awareness of child safety issues also begets a safer community. We raise the bar, as it were, of the community as a safe place for children Promise Three: Healthy start and future; Health education focusing on risk behaviors such as violence and alcohol, drug and tobacco use. StreetSmart Kids supports a healthy start and future by providing a child safety education game to be played by a caring adult or youth with children. The Safety Game is a comfortable tool allowing an adult to identify safety issues with which a child is or is not familiar and a child to identify and learn appropriate actions to take. Various life skill safety situations in four categories address sixteen topical issues that children encounter every day. All the while keeping the learning process positive and fun while fostering good discussion and building values. Our educational model for teaching situational life safety skills is designed to communicate skills in varying cognitive levels that is measurable, motivational and most of all, fun! Promise Four: Marketable skills through effective education StreetSmart Kids supports marketable skills by providing a child safety education game as a familiar format to be played by adults or youths with children. The Safety Game is a comfortable tool allowing an adult or youth to develop many important leadership qualities, skills, and competencies that are needed to be successful and productive workers. This includes a foundation in basic skills such as reading and communication; thinking skills, such as creativity, decision-making, problem solving, and reasoning; personal attitudes and qualities, such as responsibility and self-motivation. Promise Five: Opportunities to give back through community service StreetSmart Kids supports opportunities to serve through community service by providing a child safety education game as a familiar format to children, youth and adults alike. The Safety Game depicts getting home from school safely while passing through a community setting. The Safety Game provides a tool and platform for child and youth safety issues to be discussed and addressed in the community. StreetSmart Kids utilizes existing community resources to facilitate delivery of child safety edutainment through parents and extended family, significant others, mentors and local organization volunteers. The Safety Game is a comfortable tool allowing adults, youth and children of varying communication skill levels and diverse backgrounds, familiar or unfamiliar with volunteering, to easily interact with other and give back through community service.

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