The American Heart Association wants all students to receive hands-on training in CPR prior to their graduation from high school.
To date, 34 states have already accomplished this goal. Many NH high schools offer CPR education in a variety of ways, but not all are reaching all their students with this lifesaving skills training. You’re The Cure advocates can become CPR SMART Champions by helping local high schools be recognized as a CPR SMART School. The goal is to identify schools we can help become CPR Smart; adding CPR skills training as a component to a required class, and gathering success stories from those schools that have already made this a curriculum standard. Each of our Champions will receive a CPR SMART School kit including a questionnaire to help assess the school’s readiness, and a school feedback form to demonstrate how hands-on training for all students is written into the curriculum, and other valuable information. All our Champions will also receive support and contact from the American Heart Association staff and Advocacy Committee. Join us in making sure all students leave high school with the skills to perform lifesaving CPR.