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Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

Rating: 4.9 stars   156 reviews 8,590

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 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.

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Reviews for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

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1 person found this review helpful

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!

 
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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.

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

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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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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