Project ADAM, R.E.A.D.Y team up to provide CPR training

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Project ADAM, which stands for Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory, is launching a new partnership with Bay View Community Center’s  R.E.A.D.Y. (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team to increase the number of bystanders with CPR training.

Through the program, R.E.A.D.Y. teens, mentored by Medical College of Wisconsin medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff, have trained 23 students using CPR Anytime kits. The students were then asked to take the kits home and train their family and friends.Those teens have trained 360 people thus far.

Trained teens have been invited to train 100 teens at the R.E.A.D.Y. camp June 17-21 to provide the teams attending camp with the model that R.E.A.D.Y. teens are using in Milwaukee so they can replicate the program in their communities. R.E.A.D.Y. teams come from all over the state, Canada and Colorado for camp.

Teens will be training on Monday, June 24th, 1-3 p.m., at Project Ujima Summer Camp, held at the Aurora Weier Education Center, 2669 N. Richards Street, Milwaukee.

Project ADAM is a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program that helps schools and community organizations throughout the nation prepare for and respond to cardiac emergencies.  Today, in addition to Wisconsin, state affiliates in Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington have Project ADAM programs. To learn more about free templates, plans, video, and other resources Project ADAM provides for schools, please visit

Project ADAM was created in honor of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wis., high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball.  “I take great comfort in knowing that honoring Adam’s memory has helped schools around the country save so many lives,” said Joe Lemel, Adam’s dad.