SAVEing Children By Teaching Them Self Defense

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Lola Odom kicks a board held by Karate Expert Bill Taylor.
In today's society, personal safety has become a very major concern. Children are perhaps the most vulnerable. Parents can not always be with their children to protect them.

Children who are not prepared are easy targets for a perpetrator. SAVE is dedicated to educating the public about personal safety, whether it be from "Stranger Danger" or a known assailant.

On Thursday, April 29, SAVE held a Self Defense Class for parents and children. Karate Expert Bill Taylor and Success By Six Coordinator for Community Impact, Jennifer Smith, took time out of their busy schedule to provide important tools and information about keeping our children safe.

Mr. Taylor spoke with the children and their parents about perpetrators, lures and what to do when approached. He also demonstrated ways to avoid being kidnapped, how to break free from an assailant and defend yourself.

Ms. Smith finger printed, took pictures and supplied each parent with an identity kit for their child.

The parents, children and this director gained wonderful insight on how to be safe and we had a lot of fun.

SAVE would like to thank Ms. Smith and Mr. Taylor for making this event happen. You are both Awesome.

pictured left to right Karate Expert, Bill Taylor, Coordinator for Community Impact, Jennifer Smith, and SAVE Director Lisa Baird.

Left to right Angeleena George, Teena George, Anthony (TJ) George, Lola Odom, Kylee Odom, Margaret Odom, Bill Taylor and Jennifer Smith.
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