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Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (Known As Kidpower)

Rating: 4.82 stars   150 reviews 7,302

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Crime & Law, Bullying

Address:

PO Box 1212 Santa Cruz CA 95061 USA

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 2 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.

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Kidpower's mission and values are essential to our society's well-being. More than that, Kidpower goes above and beyond what is expected by providing information and follow-up in a compassionate manner, since the subject that the organization excels in is very sensitive. From my own personal experience, I have seen the inclusive, compassionate, and dedicated service provided, always with integrity and patience. It takes special people who are devoted to Kidpower's mission to keep the organization moving and Kidpower encourages many people with the right intentions and passion to get involved in providing services and furthering its cause.

 
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I have been involved with Kidpower since 2002, in the capacities of Office Coordinator in the Central Office, instructor, Board member. I am so honored to be a part of this organization and value my experience with Kidpower and am very strongly aligned with Kidpower's vision, mission statement, and values. I feel more confident in the world, knowing that I have the skills to keep myself safe in my interactions with people and my environment. I hope all people can gain the valuable skills that Kidpower teaches!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Living my life in a safe, productive, fun, fulfilling way and also in hearing all the wonderful, inspiring success stories that others have shared about their experiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people who comprise it and the valuable skills I've learned.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate, smart, and very capable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach so many people domestically and internationally to teach them to be safe and provide their employees with wages commensurate with the very important work they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Kidpower has been wonderful for my 9 year old.
My daughter was having problems with a "friend" who was exhibiting not very friendly behavior and who began targeting my child. My daughter is an only child and as a result has not had to develop the day to day skills other children with siblings have learned; "easy" life skills that were hard for us to teach her without real life situations. I found Kidpower online by doing a google search and have been so grateful for all the information they share so freely. She has been practicing the skills, especially the walking away, and she feels so much more in control of herself and her ability to handle difficult situations.
Thank you!
Allison T.

 
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We attended a Kidpower w/ full force workshop with our 7 yr. old daughter. It's one of the best things we've ever done. Such a difficult and fraught topic, handled with grace and very thoughtful professionalism. So thankful there are people who do this for a living and are so good at it.

 
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Great resource for parents with children of all ages.

 
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My daughter participated in a Kidpower program as part of a Victim's Assistance program. It changed her life forever! She became empowered, confident, happier and has carried her lessons throughout her life. I've recommended the program to many parents and I'm so grateful for what they do. A very necessary organization!

 
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Kidpower has helped me educate my students on Waze that they can keep themselves and others safe.

 
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Kidpower has been one of the greatest influence on me, my life, and my family. All of the workshops we attended helped us all grow with confidence. They also helped the mother in me see how great the tools my kids had to stay safe.
I have been a volunteer for our chapter, and believe the work they is so great, for so many people in our community.

 
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KidPower has helped me gain self-confidence and turned my life around when I needed help. I learned many different ways to set boundaries and feel safe, it really changed my life both in my personal and professionnal activities. In fact, it did me so much good that I joined as a volunteer, and have been volunteering with KidPower for +10 years now.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life and the lives of children, women, adults, seniors that have attended different workshops. Even as a mom of 2 daughters, we use the skills taught in the workshops and share with friends and family. It really changes lives..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

I could afford not to work..and could work full time instead of part-time volunteering..It is fulfilling and such a great feeling to see the change in others that attend the workshops.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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I first learned more about Kidpower to help others but it helped me in many many ways to be more successful in dealing with difficult situations.

 
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Great organization to be part of! The curriculum is empowering, dynamic and fun for people of all ages and abilities.

 
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