“This program is an important step for teen safety, The Emergency Standard Card, and ICE Standard. Youth ambassadors will gain an invaluable opportunity to prepare for college and professional life.
Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
About The Kids Foundation announced today their efforts to reach out and introduce a new Youth ICE Standard Adoption Program (YISAP) to over 37, 000 high school principals in the United States. With the support of high schools, the foundation hopes to saves lives by ensuring that adolescents carry The Emergency Standard Card, a wallet-size card providing critical medical information. Through YISAP, youth ambassadors will be nominated by their high school principles to lead awareness and adoption at their schools. The program will in turn provide youth ambassadors with volunteer and leadership experience.
In Case of Emergency Standard, a division of About The Kids Foundation, assists Emergency Response Teams in their efforts to save lives by setting instructional guidelines on where to place and find The Emergency Standard Card. Through establishing standard locations and designing the card according to a color-coded, health-risk process, ICE Standard saves critical time in the event of an emergency.
Through YISAP and the spread of The Emergency Standard Card, the foundation aims to reduce injury among the youth. According to studies, adolescents are the most susceptible age group to severe sports injuries and car accidents; 58% of sports related concussions involve 15-18 year olds and the highest car crash rate involves 16 year olds.
Connor McLeod, Sr. Vice President of ICE Standard Project for North America High Schools and student at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, supports and states, “This program is an important step for teen safety and ICE Standard. Youth ambassadors will gain an invaluable opportunity to prepare for college and professional life. I am looking forward to working with principals, students, and parents who recognize the important nature of this cause.”
Robert Amjad, Emergency Medical Technician and ICE Standard board member, also endorses The Emergency Standard Card when stating, “The information provided on the Emergency Standard Card, like allergies, medications, and medical conditions, is extremely helpful when in the field. It allows us to get information about the patient quickly and start administering the appropriate care sooner. I’m looking forward to seeing it become a regular part of my job.”
Want to learn more about ICE Standard? Click and watch the informative video about the program at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PE4_ABmFh8 or contact About The Kids Foundation at (408) 736-4266. To purchase The Emergency Standard Card visit http://www.EmergencyStandard.com or download the free ICE Standard App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the Apple App Store (Requires iOS 3.0 or later). The free ICE Standard iPhone App is now being downloaded in 86 countries worldwide.
ABOUT THE KIDS FOUNDATION
About The Kids Foundation began 8 years ago with pre-screened educational websites, such as math, language, science, and history, to help kids and parents manage homework. In 2011, About The Kids Foundation added the mission of creating a National Emergency Standard Card to save time and lives. About The Kids Foundation is also the developer of ICE Standard the free #1 downloaded Emergency Contact Information iPhone App. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.EmergencyStandard.com