Yell and Tell Foundation was founded in 2006 by Jean Davidson, after her grandson, Ryder, died in a water accident that might have been prevented if the older child who saw the 4 year old fall into the water, would have immediately yelled for HELP and told the closest person. He did what most children do; he was so scared that he ran so not to get into trouble for being down near the water.
Jean, as a long time educator, has written lots of curriculum for schools. With urging from police and fire departments, schools and hospitals, Jean wrote the Yell and Tell program to turn this tragedy into a program that would teach children how to be proactive. It touches on dangerous situations that a child might encounter: River/Lakes, Pools, Poison, Fire, Guns, Child Enticement and Bullying.
It is the only child safety program focused on teaching the child who observes a dangerous situation what to do. Children who use Yell and Tell become Yell and Tell Heroes. There have been children from all over the country and world who have used Yell and Tell to alert an adult of a dangerous situation and in many cases saving a life.
We chose Yell and Tell as a result of a nomination from our employee, Dan Riedel, who has been involved with the foundation’s board as vice president for many years.
How can you help us help Yell and Tell? We have tied referrals and charitable giving together through The Woller-Anger Community “Pay-It-Forward” Referral Program. Learn more at WollerAnger.com/PayItForward.
You give… we give!
PHOTO ABOVE: Jean Davidson recently visited our office to discuss her program. She is pictured with Bob Anger and Dan Riedel. The mascot “Squawk” is sitting on Dan’s shoulder!