Keba Cairo is an extraordinary mom, a generous giver, and a dedicated advocate for safety. She has spent over 10 years working to educate and inform communities across the tri-state area about various safety topics. Keba has practiced her passion for education, community outreach and marketing for some of New York City’s top agencies, including: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
After her son’s negative reaction to seeing news reports of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, Keba saw an education opportunity. Emphasizing the importance of her son’s voice, Keba encouraged him of “speaking out” against things that seemed suspicious or dangerous. Keba didn’t stop by teaching her own kids about safety, she then published a children’s book entitled: Don’t Snooze On Clues! (2014), which encourages ALL children to “speak out.” The book is a fun and easy way for educators and parents alike to start what can be considered a “difficult” conversation on safety.
Keba has shifted her career focus full-time to protecting the welfare of children across the country. She visits schools, camps, libraries, and after-school programs encouraging and teaching children the book’s theme (and New York City’s slogan) “If you see something, say something.”
Keba Cairo lives in the New York City area with her two amazing children and husband. A big part of Keba’s life is her service work, in addition to, regularly devoting her time to various organizations and charities, Keba continues to work diligently to promote violence prevention to children across the country. Visit www.dontsnoozeonclues.com for more information.