Kohl's ThinkFirst Programs

Kohl's ThinkFirst for Kids - This comprehensive injury prevention program is designed to help young children develop lifelong safety habits to minimize their risks of sustaining brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries. The program targets children in grades 1-3 and covers six main topics: introduction to the brain and spinal cord anatomy; vehicle, water, bicycle, sports and recreational safety; as well as safety around weapons and creative problem-solving. The program educates students about activities that place them at risk, while teaching them the best ways to stay safe and injury-free. The learning experience is fun, yet meaningful.

Kohl's ThinkFirst for Teens - This unique community outreach program targets junior high and high school students with the powerful injury prevention message that states, "Use your mind to protect your body." The program presentation elements include: the Think First video, an upbeat, age-appropriate video documenting the seriousness of high-risk behaviors and young people's susceptibility to them; a lesson describing the brain and spinal cord anatomy and physical results of injury; and a highly motivating speech by a person who has sustained a permanent spinal cord or traumatic brain injury or a neurosurgeon.