Officer Bradley Gagon, Arvada Police Department, is currently serving as a School Resource Officer for ECA. This school year, Arvada PD has started to implement a new educational program called Digital Futures Initiative. This program teaches classes from fourth grade through ninth grade. These classes include: digital safety and good digital citizenship, relationships, substance use/abuse, bullying and cyber-bullying, and distracted driving for the ninth graders. There is also a class to teach kindergarten through third grade about “Friendly Faces Fake Us Out;” the new stranger danger.
A part of this curriculum is an hour and a half class called the parent academy. We are going to start hosting the parent academy once a semester. The spring semester will cover digital safety and citizenship and the fall semester will cover substance use/abuse. There will be a resource fair beforehand where different companies, departments, and agencies will set up booths that have the potential of helping out parents, families, and children. The first academy is going to be held at Pomona High School on Tuesday, April 17th with the resource fair starting at 6 p.m. and the class starting at 7 p.m.
We truly appreciate your help with making this Parent Academy a success. If you have any questions about this academy or the new educational program, please feel free to contact Officer Gagon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-898-6577.