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Youth Initiatives :: Take 25

Take 25 is a grassroots safety initiative created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  On National Missing Children’s Day,  observed annually on May 25, the Arlington Police Department encourages  parents and guardians  to “Take 25” minutes to talk with their children about staying safe. The Take 25 campaign serves as a reminder to make child safety a national priority.  As the school year draws to an end every year, the Arlington Police Department takes this campaign into area schools.

Start the Conversation 

With a focus on prevention, Take 25 provides tools and resources to help initiate an ongoing  dialogue about safety with the children in our community.

Every day, parents and guardians can spend time talking  to their children, setting appropriate limits, and helping them make good choices.

Just minutes of prevention  can make a huge impact on the life of a child. To help educate communities on these risks and ways to better protect the children in their lives, the Take 25 campaign can help you start the conversation. For more information,