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Students Dance Their Way to a $10,000 Prize from Honeywell Hometown Solutions

KidSmartz - Winner Award Ceremony - Kansas City Liberty Oaks - Big CheckStudents at four elementary schools were the lucky winners of the first KidSmartz™ “Safety Dance” video contest, where elementary school students from all across the U.S. were invited to create their own music video to show how they will remember the ““Four Rules of Personal Safety”: Check first; Take a friend; Say “no” and find help; and Tell a trusted adult. Each winning school received a grand prize of $10,000 from Honeywell Hometown Solutions to be used to support the school’s efforts in promoting the safety program throughout their communities.

The grand prize winners from the 65 submissions are:

  • P.S. 253 The Magnet School of Multicultural Humanities in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Liberty Oaks Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Travis Ranch School in Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Holy Cross Lutheran School in North Miami, Fla.

You can see each winner’s video here:

“This program was a wonderful platform to raise awareness for safety while give our students a chance to shine through singing, acting and dancing,” said Adria Francani, music teacher at P.S. 253 The Magnet School of Multicultural Humanities. “We wanted everyone in our community to understand that it takes a village to make our world safe for our children.”KidSmartz Winner Award Ceremony - Brooklyn

KidSmartz is a comprehensive, school-based program, developed by Honeywell and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), that provides entertaining, informative and memorable free online lesson plans, tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles and animated videos that parents and teachers can use to educate children about how to stay safe and minimize the risk of abduction. The program, which is designed for grades K-5, was launched in 2014 and is made possible thanks to the generous donations of Honeywell employees who invest in this important program initiative every year.

Cecilia Tejeda
Honeywell Hometown Solutions