AIM USA Safety Awareness & Youth Self Defense - Classes are tailored to each age group according to their emotional, mental and physical development. AIM teaches verbal skills utilizing voice projections, confident posture, and eye contact that defuse potentially dangerous situations.
The AIM USA Curriculum is designed to reinforce the programs and goals within the educational system with emphasis on increased safety awareness, improved communication skills, and enhanced self-esteem. Parents have noted significant improvements in their child's social interaction and academic performance as a result of participation in AIM Youth After School programs. Most importantly, our safety awareness curriculum focuses on strategies to help prevent physical abuse and the prevention of child abduction.
AIM USA also incorporates physical skills for self defense such as blocking, close-contact techniques and escape maneuvers. AIM concludes each class with safety awareness information. Sample topics of the week include: “bully confrontation scenarios”, home-alone safety, fire safety, cyber safety, and abduction prevention. Each successive session provides reinforcement of previously learned techniques in addition to advanced instruction.
Students in the 4-7 year old youth age group concentrate on body movement, hand & eye coordination, and verbal skills. Students in the 8-15 year old youth age group work on walking away from peer pressure conflicts and practice communication skills as a way to avoid and prevent conflict or abduction.
AIM USA places emphasis on increasing the student's awareness of potentially hazardous situations and the appropriate use of verbal and physical skills learned in class