CPR & First Aid Training for Youth
Community /Community Empowerment
March 27 - 31, 2023 | On the Table
CPR saves lives and emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Teaching kids CPR for emergencies could save thousands of lives each year. Increasing number of states are requiring students to be CPR certified as a pre-requisite for graduation. The most cost-effective way to teach basic CPR skills is enrolling them in an online certification. According to the American Heart Association, children as young as nine years old have the ability to learn about basic CPR & first aid.
I am a CPR Instructor and I am a parent of a student athlete. Therefore, I am aware of the need for our youth to know life saving skills. First aid consists of knowing how to stop life threatening bleeding, knowing how to respond to emergencies such as opioid overdose.
The African American & Hispanic communities are the least likely to be educated with these skills. Please help me to create and implement a program to train as many of our kids with these life-saving skills.
What is On the Table
On the Table is a one of a kind opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to have meaningful conversations about topics that are important to the community. This community-wide initiative seeks to explore the ways in which we have the power to collaborate to make our community stronger, safer, and more dynamic.
Following On the Table, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will survey participants to find out what issues matter most to them and what kinds of ideas for solutions emerged from the day’s conversations. We’ll also help to share some stories of participants to help inspire others to make a difference.
This initiative would not be possible without the generous funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.