Sierah Strong is our self-awareness and defense program, offered as an in-school curriculum, empowering teachers to provide life-saving skills to their students, and as a community program for groups like scouts, youth groups, or afterschool programs.
For The Community: We teach young people ages 6-16 how to defend themselves in dangerous situations and provide laminated KidPrint IDs that feature the child’s photo, fingerprint, and vital statistics to help find a missing child. Since starting in 2019, we have taught more than 1,000 boys and girls this program!
For the Schools: Based on the success of our community programming, we have developed the Sierah Strong for the School’s curriculum to bring self-awareness and defense training into schools. Seven health and PE lessons teach functional skills to keep young people safe online and in the community. Our long-term goal is that Sierah Strong will be taught each year from kindergarten through 8th grade, with repetitive training making young people more likely to respond appropriately if faced with a compromising situation.
Following Sierah’s death, Sierah’s family worked tirelessly to educate Ohio lawmakers on the value of a violent offender database in providing community awareness and expediting the process of finding kidnapped individuals. In December 2018, Sierah’s Law passed unanimously in the Ohio House with a vote of 85-0, and it created a database that can now be used by law enforcement and everyday citizens to find out where violent offenders live in our communities.