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Know Your Rights

For ages 13 and older

  • Starts Aug 30
  • From 30 US dollars
  • Bush River Road

Available spots


Service Description

In this course, your child will learn about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and how to stay safe when interacting with law enforcement. Some sensitive topics will be discussed such as police brutality, the history of policing, and the factors race play in these issues. Advance notice will be provided for subjects that parents may feel are too sensitive for younger students. The option to sit out on certain lessons on said days will be available with another exercise to complete in leu of in-class instruction. Because of the different age levels and abilities, students may use recording devices in class (audio only). PREREQUISITES: Able to follow multiple-step oral directions Ability to write complete sentences, using proper punctuation A basic understanding of how to obtain information from print and electronic reference sources Basic understanding of internet use, Google Education Workspace, and email Reading Comprehension skills ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: My name is Mrs. Tracy A. Franklin. I am a veteran homeschool om and assistant co-homeschool grandma. I hold a B.A. in English (UofSC) and associate degree in Criminal Justice. Currently I am a realtor, but in my previous life, I was a deputy sheriff in Beaufort County. I spent a great deal of my time patrolling, making traffic stops, answering calls for service for domestic violence, disorderly conduct, school disturbance, and many other types of service calls. What I've learned, witnessed and experienced is that how a private citizen responds to law enforcement really does affect their treatment by law enforcement. Although law enforcement is a noble calling, not everyone is cut out for that calling. For many it's a power trip. I've seen these "trips" in action, and I have observed how quickly an "ordinary" interaction can become deadly. My calling is to teach our children how to respond in certain situations, and to know their rights because ignorance of the law is not an excuse. My goal it to equip our children with some knowledge to protect them from wrongful prosecution, illegal search and seizures, and to teach them that they can walk away (even if they find themselves in handcuffs) and still get the justice they deserve.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

SCHEDULING: Akoma Cares reserves the right to cancel classes, activities, and events and provide a full refund when minimum requirements are not met. PAYMENT AND CANCELLATIONS: Payment is due in full before the membership is active. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to class size limits. No refunds will be given for missed classes, activities, and events. COVID LIABILITY WAIVER: By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I or my children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending an Akoma Cares event, activity and/or class. Such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the aforementioned event, activity and/or class may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees and other participants. I knowingly and freely assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at an Akoma Cares event, class, and/or activity. (“Claims”). If I or my children are presenting any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 or if any of the following applies: 1. Fever, Shortness of Breath, Loss of Sense, Taste or Smell, Dry Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat. 2. Exposure, to your knowledge, to the COVID-19 virus. 3. Within the last 14 days, traveled outside of the country, I, the guardian must notify Akoma Cares immediately and refrain from attending an event, class and/or activity for 10 days starting from the date of incidences numbered above. PHOTO, VIDEO OR OTHER RECORDING CONSENT: By signing this form the parent/guardian gives consent to Akoma Cares to use images or filmed footage of events, activities and/or classes in printed materials or on the web for the purposes of promoting Akoma Cares events, activities and/or classes. Please note there is no compensation for the use of your child’s likeness in any of our materials. MEDICAL CONSENT: By signing this form the parent/guardian/student gives permission for medical treatment to be administered to the student by a qualified medical professional in the event of an emergenc


Contact Details

  • Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, USA

    akomacares@akomacares.org


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