Newark City Schools Partner with Life-Saving Public Preparedness Program to Equip Educators

The Newark City School District announced an official partnership with citizenAID North America (citizenAID). This partnership will provide the system nearly 300 of citizenAID’s Public Treatment Kits and an additional 600 Educators, School Administrators and Coaches (ESAC) online courses to be distributed throughout the district. The partnership was profiled on ABC 6 recently, which can be viewed at this link

Upon the announcement of the partnership, Newark City Schools Superintendent Doug Ute released the following statement:

“We take the safety and security of our kids incredibly seriously at Newark City Schools, and we are thrilled to announce this new partnership which will help us do just that. In those rare instances when we can’t prevent a crisis, basic medical treatment can make all the difference in keeping our kids safe before EMTs and paramedics arrive on the scene. That’s why we chose to partner with citizenAID. Their kits and curriculum will provide our staff with both the knowledge and tools required to make an immediate impact. This partnership will empower our teachers, administrators, and other members of the Newark City Schools community to take action and save lives in the case of serious injury.”

citizenAID’s kits and online classes will help teachers leverage the knowledge of Subject Matter Experts who have decades of experience in emergency response. In addition, all Newark City School employees will have access to citizenAID’s free mobile application, equipping every member of the community with the knowledge to respond in times of crisis.

Robert M. Otter, citizenAID’s co-founder and CEO, also expressed his excitement about the partnership:

“This marks citizenAID’s first official collaboration with a public-school system, and we are proud to have Newark City Schools as our inaugural partner. citizenAID is committed to our mission: to save lives in times of crisis. To fulfill that mission, our goal is to donate one million trainings to educators and administrators across the country.”

To learn more about citizenAID’s mission, visit the website here.

(Posted March 9, 2018)

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