This program includes projects and activities that teach kids about stranger danger, online safety, bullying and more. The Safety and Life Skills Program helps children become more aware of their surroundings. Since all materials are provided for free from Modern Woodmen, the program is easy to implement and it is intended for use in a learning environment.
Who can use this program?
Modern Woodmen members and nonmembers can use the Safety and Life Skills Program for free. Designed for children between prekindergarten and eighth grade, it may be used by youth organizations, such as schools, scouts, churches and park and recreation departments. Offered in three levels
Level 1 – Prekindergarten to 2nd grade
Some of the topics include stranger danger, fire safety and hand washing.
Level 2 – 3rd grade to 5th grade
Some of the topics include Internet safety, weather safety and bullying.
Level 3 – 6th grade to 8th grade
Some of the topics include relationship skills, diversity tolerance and money management.
Instructional materials, including student reproducibles, are provided online at mwayouthedprograms.org. Program participants receive take-home items to reinforce what's learned. Depending on the program level, these may include:
- Child Identification Kit
- McGruff Internet safety booklet
Modern Woodmen representatives donate Modern Woodmen youth educational programs to their local schools and/or youth groups. In parts of the country not serviced by Modern Woodmen, the programs might not be available.
How to request
Use our Find a Representative feature. If you have used the Safety and Life Skills Program before, you can request it online.
Child Safety page
Enjoy one-on-one time with your child as you both learn about this quarter's safety topic! There are puzzles, book suggestions to check out at your local library and a fun parent/child activity. Access this quarter's Child Safety page >>>.