Giving real life situations to prepare your children for a bad situation.
That's what the Kids in Power program does for youngsters in the class.
The course teaches children how to be safe around strangers.
They get several different scenarios to learn and react from so that in the future if stranger does approach them, they are not scared and know how to deal with the situation.
ATA has been using the program for about five years now and is endorsed by Amber-Alert dot com.
The Kids in Power program puts on the class one or two times a year and is free to the public.
Owner of ATA in Minot says the class is more about creating awareness of your surroundings, rather than fighting skills.
He says the class continues to gain popularity and so does the parents appreciation.
(Dan Merck, Owner/Chief Instructor)"The kids just have a great time, and we just get great feedback from the parents and they want to come back next year."
(Jeannine Schrum, Parent/Student)"They have learned to help others, and play well and interact. It's exciting to see just how far they have come."
Merck says if a child gets into a situation with a stranger in which he or she is uncomfortable, to make as much noise as possible.