Medallion Award

Western New England College Acknowledges radKIDS and Stephen Daley

SPRINGFIELD, MA… Western New England College has awarded founder and executive director of radKIDS, Inc., Stephen Daley with a President's Medallion. Dr. Anthony Caprio, College President, presented Daley with the medallion during a radKIDS event on campus in May (2004). Daley was given the award for his commitment to empowering children with lifesaving skills.

The College established in 2002 the Western New England College President's Medallion Award, bestowed upon those who have distinguished themselves in a particular field or in a service to an important cause that has benefited their community, their region, or the nation. The President's Medallion also recognizes men and women whose experiences make them successful role models for all, particularly our students, in a variety of fields.

Describing Stephen M. Daley, Dr. Caprio stated, " You are a man of action, high moral character, unwavering vision, and strong beliefs. Your purpose is simple: to make our world safer one child at a time. Your successful efforts have been recognized. You and radKIDS have gained the support of national figures and organizations who recognize and value your very important work."

Western New England College is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 191. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, the college serves 4,450 students on its main campus and at six sites throughout the Commonwealth, Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Law.

Western New England College - Named among America's top 100 colleges considered hidden gems --Washington Post survey.

Biographical Information on radKIDS Founder and Executive Director, Stephen Daley

Stephen M. Daley assumed the responsibilities and duties of the first Executive Director of radKIDS after working in the field of law enforcement for more than 20 years. Steve is an accomplished trainer and instructor specializing in police officer safety training, officer survival skills, conflict resolution, and communication skills both on a national level and for the Mass Criminal Justice Training Council.

Steve expanded his personal safety instruction when introduced to the Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD) for women in 1993. While working with RAD as an Instructor Trainer and Staff Instructor, Steve assisted many instructors in bringing RAD for women to their communities as well as assisting in the start up growth and development of radKIDS.

While holding virtually every position available in law enforcement from Patrol Officer to Chief of Police, Steve retired to become the Executive Director of radKIDS(which stands for Resisting Aggression Defensively). Steve believes that it is not only every child's right to realistic and empowering safety education but it is our responsibility as adults and parents to provide it. radKIDS, , is dedicated to providing all communities, children and parents with the ability to recognize, avoid, resist and escape personal violence and harm.

Today, Steve continues to promote and teach the radKIDS program from radKIDS headquarters located in Harwichport, MA. He travels extensively across the country empowering communities with their own radKIDS programs. Most recently Steve formed an alliance with the Polly Klaas foundation in California and has appeared on the Americas Most Wanted television show to promote radKIDS.

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