Twelve Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) staff members were recently (re)certified in CPR, AED and basic first aid for adults, children and infants. The 90-minute class provides comprehensive training that builds confidence to respond should an emergency arise. Certifications through the American Safety and Health Institute are valid for two years. “This certification is vital to ensuring a safe environment for those we serve,” stated Angelia Perry, GYAC Executive Director.
GYAC believes strongly in equipping both students and staff with the tools they need to succeed. For staff, CPR training is on the top of the list. Therefore, GYAC offers the class at no cost to staff and has for several years. For more information on GYAC’s programs, visit www.gyac.net.
The Gifford Youth Achievement Center, a 501(c)(3), opened its doors in 1998 with the sole purpose of enhancing the academic performance of children in Indian River County. In addition to year-round educational programs and activities for youth, GYAC provides activities for adults and seniors citizens, such as exercise classes, bible study and educational training. The Center also hosts job fairs, health clinics, community gatherings and serves as an information hub for those in need of services.