Beau Biden Foundation unveils Delaware pilot program

    (Beau Biden Foundation photo)

    (Beau Biden Foundation photo)

    The foundation named after the late Beau Biden, is launching a Delaware-focused pilot program it hopes will protect thousands of children.

    The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children will provide details surrounding its “Safe to Compete,” initiative this weekend in Milford. 

    The eponymous nonprofit is partnering with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

    The pilot program will provide child sexual abuse training and child-focused online safety resources to staff, volunteers and parents in a pilot group of Boys & Girls Clubs in Delaware, so they can better protect children under their care. 

    The initiative also wants to provide parents and staff with the tools and training to address incidents of child abuse or kidnapping, and provide teens with safe alternatives to risky behavior. 

    In all, Safe to Compete hopes to protect 15,000 children from potential interactions with registered sex offenders or persons who have committed a crime.

    Details about the pilot program will be announced at the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club‘s annual KidsFest event on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m.

    The Beau Biden Foundation was established in June 2015 to continue his commitment to protecting children from abuse. Biden died of brain cancer last year.

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