ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

Since opening our doors in 1996, our passion to educate people of all ages, communities, organizations and policy makers about risky behavior and injury has remained the same. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness about injury prevention with the hope of saving lives. Why is injury awareness so important? Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among children, teens and young adults. Our programs cover driving safety issues, such as seat belt education, impaired and distracted driving, and general community safety. While facts and statistics have their place in ThinkFirst's educational programs, it is the personal stories from our Voices for Injury Prevention (VIPs) speakers that resonate with listeners. Our speakers share their life-changing stories of how poor choices resulted in life-altering consequences. Unlike some injuries that will heal over time, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries are permanent.


Outreach Quotes:
"We at Bass Driving School, LLC are very thankful for the ThinkFirst ministry. Our students learn so much about wise choices every time you come to our school! The students love your presentations, speakers, and the experiences they learn so much from! Thanks so much!" Bass Driving School

"The speaker had the greatest impact on me, because we always watch videos of testimonies but when you see it in person, it can open your eyes that this stuff really happens." Caddo Magnet High School Student

"The testimony was very moving in that it showed how your bad decisions can hurt others." Byrd High School

"Listening to the speaker with the injury was heartbreaking and made it so real for me." Benton High School Student

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ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex

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960 Sheridan Ave, Suite A
Shreveport, LA 71104



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