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 2016-2017 school year, more than 10,000 people have seen our safety message through approximately 120 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 185 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 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 www.thinkfirst.org.