Pima County JTED students are paying it forward with a campaign that may save lives.
Thanks to a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Center, JTED was able to buy 30 CPR learning kits through the Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® Personal Learning Program. The kit is designed to be shared among family and friends. It allows anyone to learn core CPR skills, choking relief and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness in 20 minutes.
Danette Davis, 21st Century Learning Grant Coordinator, says students learn CPR first, and then take the kits home to teach three family members and/or friends.
“This campaign does not offer certification, but people are learning life-saving skills, and the program meets our goal of increasing family and community participation in JTED,” says Davis. “It’s also a pay-it-forward kind of thing. If 300 students each teach CPR skills to three people they know, then there will be 900 additional individuals out there with core CPR knowledge.”
The 21st Century Learning Grant is a federally funded program that supports after-school learning centers by providing academic enrichment and youth development – especially in the area of employability skills.
For more information on the Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® Personal Learning Program, go to CPR Anytime.