KAITYS WAY

Rating: 4.91 stars   44 reviews

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Location: 3245 W Altadena Ave % Bobbi Lynn Sudberry Phoenix AZ 85029 USA

Mission: To promote understanding and educate the community to lessen the instance of violence among and against children through P.E.A.C.E. (Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality)
Results: While since January 2011 we have directly shared Kaity's Story with nearly 7,000 people nationwide and potentially millions via the Media (TV - Channel 3 News(AZ), Fox 10 News (AZ), Channel 12 News (AZ), Channel 15 News (AZ), Radio - KTAR (AZ), Amazing Performances 1010 am (AZ), It's Time to Talk (NY local and nationally syndicated programs including NPR) we have raised funds through various events to provide costs for travel accomodations, materials, office supplies and payroll.
Target demographics: Our primary target is children, from 12 years old to 18 years old worldwide. Yet our program is presented to adults as well. We believe anyone and everyone can benefit from what Kaity's Way provides simply because most people have a young person in their life.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Kaity's Way P.E.A.C.E. (Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality). Identifying the red flags in a violent relationships and the elements of a Healthy Relationship. Kaity's Way P.E.A.C.E. Putting an End to Teen Dating Violence. How to make a difference in your community!
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mrs. Bobbi Sudberry came to Douglas High School in Douglas, Az. The response from our students and staff far exceeded our expectations. It made everyone aware of the progressive, subtleties of dating relationship abuse. Our students were touched by Bobbi's personal testimony of a real life tragedy. Bobbi gracefully presented and brought our students into her daughter's world as well as her own.

I recommend this program to any high school. It will make a positive difference regarding how students view themselves and others in dating relationships. This program has made a difference at Douglas High School. Thank you, Ms. Sudberry, for your courage in the midst of your personal grief.
Sincerely,
Mr. Ralph Schneider
Principal

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I've had the privilege to work with Kaity's Way in presenting this program to Douglas High School. We partnered with other Behavioral Health Centers in Douglas to address this issue as a preventative measure.

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You might want to have students write questions down during the presentation and answer them at the end.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a college instructor, former probation officer and someone who has worked and trained in the criminal justice professionals for over 20 years on violence against women issues, I have to admit that the impact and message in Bobbi's presentation was extremely powerful. It not only touched my heart but there were many lessons learned by my students. They learned not only the risks and dangerousness of domestic violence but by Bobbi's example, the perseverance and accomplishments of making a difference.

Many discussions were generated in class about Bobbi's presentation and students clearly were impacted on many levels. As these students pursue their criminal justice careers down the road, it is my guess that they will not forget the messages sent in this presentation. Thanks you for your efforts and commitment! You are leaving many footprints along your path as your share this important message.

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Powerful Message.

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Continue your efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Kaity's Way is a grass roots organization on its way to building a solid infrastructure. I've been meeting with their ED since October and have been impressed with the steps she has taken to guide the growth of Kaity's Way in a strategic manner. The mission is solid and there is passion behind it but that isn't what makes an organization sustainable. The steps Bobbie Sudberry and the Kaity's Way Board are taking will create the kind of foundation for this organization to continue to make significant impacts in its community.

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watching its founder advocate for better protections for teens in violent dating relationships. The result was the passing of Kaity's Law

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make sure the passion for the mission doesn't outpace its organizational capacity.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Bobbi Sudberry and Kaity's Way are true inspirations to professionals like us, she reminds us of our mission and engergizes our passion for activism . The clients of Faith House have been moved by Bobbi's dedication of the time she has spent to share Kaity's story.

Thank You,

Faith House
(Domestic Violence Shelter)

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By her continued willings to come and speak to staff and clients of Faith House.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Due to the personal courage of Bobbi Sudberry, and the organization Kaity's Way- lives have been forever changed at The Catholic Charities DIGNITY Diversion Program. We were honored and grateful to host such a thought provoking and professional presentation for our staff, representatives from other agencies and clients

Bobbi presented a beautiful slideshow while telling the story of her teenage daughter Kaity, who was murdered by an unstable and possessive boyfriend. With a quiet sense of grace and dignity she brought Katy’s memory to life; she made sure we all “knew” her Kaity. She navigated us through her daughter’s relationship with a disturbed young man; from an innocent beginning to the isolation, the subsequent “red flags” in the relationship, and then to the unthinkable - Kaity’s murder.

All those in attendance, were deeply touched by Bobbi’s presentation. Despite, the tragic ending we all left with feeling of empowerment and awareness of safe teen dating, domestic violence issues, and the laws concerning them.
We welcome Kaity's Way back quarterly so many more can have this moving experience


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