Street Smart Kidz was started in November of 2004 with a goal to give kids the tools to be able to think their way through dangerous situations. To teach our kids a "Safety First" mind set in their daily lives, as well as give their parents the resources, FREE OF CHARGE, to achieve this goal.
Years of research started in July 2000, and has never stopped, and will continue for ever. We have worked and consulted with The RCMP, The OPP, The CHP, countless Government Medical and Child Welfare organizations and the Klass Foundation. After 4 solid years of work and research we were ready to talk to the kids.
We also realized during these incredible 4 learning years, the Predators were also learning how to adapt to the latest Police techniques.
The Evolution OF "STREET SMART KIDZ"
Street Smart Kidz started working with the public, giving 3 hour FREE courses to 8 year olds to 14 year olds in Jan. 2004
438 kids went through the Street Smart Kidz classroom FREE of charge, by Sept. 2004
Because of popular demand a waiting list was formed, which started at 3 months and was at 15 months when we looked for a another way to get the message out.
Shirley Dickie came on board and said "WE must produce a booklet to get the Safety Word out!" I immediately thought it was brilliant, Shirley became our most important Director of the Board and we ran with it, we mailed out over 12,000 Child Safety Booklets, FREE OF CHARGE, April 2007
Demand never, ever stops, even today, it just never stops because it's FREE and it's quality. Shirley sat me down, and explained we can't keep fund raising for postage to get our OUTSTANDING Child Safety Booklets out, "Steven , we must go online so families, kids, schools, community groups and child safety groups can download our information for free. FREE! So that's what we did!
Today we speak at schools across Canada, Community groups, Police Meetings, University groups. In the last 3 years, Street Smart Kidz of Canada has spoken in front of 11,500 Parents and over 22,976 rowdy, surly, full of attitude teenagers. They are the swell of my heart! I can't explain how good it feels when they realize your not there to con them or shoot them a line. The CONNECT is amazing!!
The Street Smart Kidz of Canada Team
Street Smart Kidz
Ms. Shirley Dickie
Street Smart Kidz Webmaster
Executive Counsel to Board of Directors
Mr. Ken Pickett
Assistant Managing Director
Director of Research & Development
Mr. Brian Goodwin
Director and Advisor
Of All Educational Systems
Ms. Cara Baird
Director and Advisor