In reading and hearing of the concerns about violence in schools it is a good thing that there are resources such as MDTS Self Defense for Children available to our students. Chris Fry has the ability to tackle a very sensitive and often fearful topic for children and adults in a positive and effective manner. I personally took the class with my 15 year old son. We both walked away with a sense of inner strength and confidence in our own personal lives. The Utica City School District is fortunate to be able to provide this training for the students through the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative.
Nancy K. Kelly, Director Utica Safe Schools/Healthy Students Partnership Inc.