Stephen M. Daley assumed the responsibilities and duties of the first Executive Director of radKIDS® Inc after working in the field of law enforcement for over 20 years. Steve retired in1999 to assume leadership of the radKIDS® Awareness and Defense System a basic self defense program which he helped develop while working with RAD Systems of Self Defense.
His involvement in the radKIDS® foundational research and development committee convinced him that the radKIDS® approach to empowering children had the potential to make a difference in thousands of children’s lives. 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.
Steve’s initial investment and his change in career direction lead to an immediate change in radKIDS and the beginning of what is today the radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program a national not for profit 501c3 Educational Organization. radKIDS is not a traditional self defense program but a true developmental safety curriculum that includes realistic physical skills to escape violence and harm while helping build resiliency and real life skills through personal empowerment and skill development.
Steve’s diverse educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bryant College as well as a Masters Degree in Education from Cambridge College. Steve’s Masters Degree in Education includes specialized concentrations in Elementary Education, Brain Theory and Development and Accelerated Learning Theories and methodologies.
Steve continues to promote radKIDS as a national recognized speaker and expert in children’s safety and has appeared on the Americas Most Wanted television show, CBS Early Show, CNN, HLN and many other local and national media outlets to promote radKIDS®.
Today, Steve continues to promote the radKIDS® program from radKIDS® headquarters located in South Dennis, MA and teaches the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education program and travels extensively across the country empowering communities with their own radKIDS® programs.
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