Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Bullying, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Education, Educational Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Vision: To work together to create cultures of caring, respect and safety for everyone, everywhere. Mission: To teach people of all ages and abilities how to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves.

Results: Kidpower has served over 4 million people with empowering and effective self-protection, confidence-building, advocacy, and personal safety skills. People who have participated in our programs and used our educational materials have said that our programs have prepared them and the people important to them to build better relationships and protect themselves from most bullying, abuse, assault, and abduction.

Target demographics: Kidpower serves people of all ages and abilities, especially children in need, individuals with disabilities, and survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000 through workshops and over 200,000 through educational resources

Geographic areas served: We serve people locally, across the US, and around the world through trainings, educational resources, and consultations. Our US Centers include: California (offices in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area including Peninsula, East Bay, South Bay, North Bay; Monterey Bay, Los Angeles, and San Diego), Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas. and Vermont. Our international Centers include Argentina, Canada (British Columbia and Quebec), Germany, India, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam,We also have Advocates working with our organization in Pakistan, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Programs: Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International provides an extensive free on-line Library used by individuals and organizations worldwide; affordable publications used by families, schools, and youth organizations for their own bullying and abuse prevention programs; and positive and practical workshops. Our organization provides curriculum development, training of instructors, quality assurance, and center development support for our services everywhere. Within California, we organize and teach workshops through offices in different communities. Last year, internationally, Kidpower served an estimated 50,000 children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, through our People Safety skills workshops, parent education, training of professionals, and educational resources. About 40% were served through direct workshops and an estimated 60% were served through our educational resources. Of everyone served, over 20,000 were in California, and 30,000 were in different locations around the US and the world.

Community Stories

157 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sara Kennedy

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing through a nonprofit called Hands & Voices. When we found that "our kids" face higher rates of victimization than typically hearing kids, we looked for ways to prevent that. Through our partnership with Kidpower, we now share information with each new family we meet about prevention strategies they can use with babies to teens. Kidpower has even adapted some resources and even specific workshops for "our kids," emphasizing the areas we know kids with hearing loss and their parents need explicitly spelled out. I can't recommend the organization enough in its wise and calm approach to helping all kids develop the life-long ability to set boundaries, to listen to their own intuition, and to put safety first. Our parents say they are grateful for Kidpower's resources, and so are we.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my teens have taken the Teenpower classes and have learned so much about staying safe in the world. I highly recommend the classes and this non-profit. They do amazing work: teaching safety skills in an empowering way! So needed! Thank you Kidpower!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter learned to feel strong if she is approached by a predator. She has a clear idea of what to do. "Stop right there!" and physical defense.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Offers a great class for teens, ages 13-17. A "must do" class for both genders.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kidpower has been an amazing resource in our community. I was first introduced to it after a scary incident involving an eight year old in our town. When everyone was filled with fear, Kidpower was able to address our issues while remaining positive and helping kids find empowerment in the middle of a difficult time. Their approach of ensuring that parents and children walk away with the same understanding of communication and expectations is so powerful. Since then, they have done safety training in my son's school and he has learned so much. He knows why he should walk away from threatening situations and how to feel more empowered to have his voice heard. What a positive and important message for our young people!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My three-year-old uses her Kidpower language ALL THE TIME! We play a game where I tickle her and as soon as she wants to, she puts her hands up and says, "Please stop!" Then she waits a second and says, "GO!" and I tickle her again! I love knowing that she's playing when she really wants to. Kidpower helps her feel safe making her own choices about what she likes and doesn't like, and helps her feel comfortable checking in with me whenever she's worried or confused.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter's preschool gave us a Kidpower Coloring Book. As I read through it with my two daughters, I was so happy to have a way to talk about safety in a fun non-scary way and it was so simple! Since then, we have learned so much about staying safe with and around people, setting boundaries and self advocacy to build healthy relationships. Kidpower has helped my husband and I become better communicators and parents. We are truely a Kidpower family! Now, we are stong supporters of Kidpower by volunteering and making sure everyone knows about this extraordinary Nonprofit!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was wanting to start teaching child safety workshops in South Africa, so when researching books. I found the Kidpower book on Amazon. The skills taught were really easy to learn and was so relevant to every day life. I read other books but nothing has come close to relevance of Kidpower skills. I believe every child should have access to the teachings of Kidpower.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kidpower has literally changed my life. I'm based in the UK and had been researching for a long time about safeguarding and the dangers our children face. When I couldn't find anything in the UK to help with preventative action, I decided to look further afield and came across Kidpower's website, perhaps by chance but I believe that they answered my prayers. I have been in touch with them ever since and have found their resources to be a God-send. I have since ordered all of their books and watched many of their videos and try to read as much as possible about their work, their experience and their advice. Their willingness to help others is wonderful. I hope that their legacy lives on and that their passion for saving lives and helping to prevent unsafe situations is integrated into every family in every society.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I m amazed how responsive and we'll informed the owner is! Very lovely person! M very happy I found kid power..