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A Hug for Street Smart!

A Hug for Street Smart!

A child gives a hug to Street Smart, the Safety Superhero, at an awareness event.

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What We Do | ThinkFirst Louisiana

ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex is a state chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation.

Founded in 1996, the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of ThinkFirst has shared injury prevention education with more than 206,000 children, youth and adults. In the 2013-2014 school year, more than 6,000 people have seen our safety message through approximately 75 different programs.

We have several programs, each aimed at helping children, youth and adults think about actions and change behavior so they prevent injury and death.

Our programs cover driving safety, such as drunk and distracted driving, and general community safety education.

About the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation

Injury is the leading cause of death and disability to children, teens and young adults. The ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation’s mission is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research and advocacy. The ThinkFirst Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing program materials, training and support to more than 150 ThinkFirst chapters worldwide, that provide dynamic presentations to students of all ages. Health educators and ThinkFirst VIP speakers, who share their personal testimony of experiencing a brain or spinal cord injury, increase participants’ knowledge as to how injuries occur and how important it is to make safe choices pertaining to vehicle safety, sports safety, and the prevention of falls and violence.

For more information on the ThinkFirst Foundation go to http://www.thinkfirst.org.