Giles Barton & Revved Up Kids
What if it were possible to train a child to not only recognize a potential predator, but also to apply some physical, self-defense techniques if that awful situation presents itself? Sound like something of interest to you as a parent? Well, it is possible, and Revved Up Kids has a proven that it can consistently deliver that training.
As a parent, what value does that have? How much would you be willing to pay for it?
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Giles Barton this week, to talk about Revved Up Kids and his role on their board. Giles is a dedicated, contributing board member, who also has a day job as CEO of Expeditor Systems. He has lots of interesting thoughts to share in addition to that very provocative question about “…what value does that have?” Things like:
- Revved Up Kids focuses on prevention of incidents. Better to be proactive and prevent, than reactive and need to deal with the potentially really tough aftermath.
- 26,000 Metro Atlanta kids got the training last year. On the one hand, WOW! On the other hand, that’s just scratching the surface.
- Don’t depend on donations! How can a non-profit find ways to get compensated for the value it provides? Is answering that question the primary role of a board member?
- If your mission is helping kids, focus on schools and cops to help deliver your message! Schools are loaded with kids, right? And what police officer wouldn’t rush to aid a child?
Thank you, Giles Barton for your service to our community!
Click the link and donate a few dollars to Revved Up Kids!