Welcome to Yell and Tell!
|The Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, Inc. is a 501c(3)* charitable foundation set up to teach young children what to do when they observe a dangerous situation. Many times this child will run away or be quiet because he/she doesn’t want to get into trouble or be called a tattletale. Sometimes the child is so afraid, he/she is too scared to do anything. The Yell and Tell program teaches children how to take action and be a hero. Some of the most dangerous situations that this program will cover are: POOLS....RIVERS/LAKES....FIRE....POISON....GUNS....CHILD ENTICEMENT....BULLYING.|
New Public Service Announcement
Here it is, Yell and Tell’s new Public Service Announcement playing at all Marcus Theatre lobbies in 7 states and also on Milwaukee public television. The PSA is designed to teach young children to yell and tell when seeing a dangerous situation.
Yell and Tell Featured Hero:
Natalie is a 7 year old youngster who learned Yell and Tell from her mother. One day while she and her foster sister were sitting in a hot tub, her foster sister took off her life jacket and put her legs through the arm holes. Everyone laughed until she slipped off the seat and went into the deeper water. Her head went down and her legs went up. She was upside down in the water. She got her head up out of the water once, but then she went under again and the life jacket made her legs go up and her top of her body go down. Natalie knew what to do and was just about to Yell Help as loud as she could when her mother saw what was happening and pulled her foster child up and out of the water. She told her never to play around with her life jacket again because it is made for her arms and to keep her head out of the water so she can breathe..
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4 Ways to Learn Yell and Tell
The Yell and Tell program has been developed by Jean Davidson. She is the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson. Her father, Gordon Davidson, was Vice President of Manufacturing. Jean chose not to work at the family company but to dedicate her life to teaching children. She has developed educational curriculum for all levels of teaching at both the state and local levels. Jean has written four books featuring personal stories of the Harley and the Davidson families. Her travels take her both nationally and internationally to such events as educational conferences, motorcycle events, and crime prevention conventions.
Recently Jean’s 4 year old grandson, Ryder, died in an accident that could have been prevented if the child standing nearby would have known how to react. Because of this and learning of similar losses, Jean has developed a program called “Yell and Tell."
The program teaches children who observe a dangerous situation how to react in a proactive way.
These 4 steps are:
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feel something is not right
tell the nearest adult