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July 29, 2010
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July 29, 2010
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Kidpower, as an organization and community, practices what it teaches. The organization as a whole is ethical and its integrity shines through in its curriculum, staff, volunteers and programs. The dignity and respect of every human is honored allowing a person's powers to help keep themselves safe.

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

my daily work, my teaching of Kidpower and in my own personal safety.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 14, 2010
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June 14, 2010
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Kidpower has taught me so much about myself and about how to react in any type of situation. As a translated the work, I was not only working but learning and relearning things that my parents taught me when I was younger-and I thought ""GREAT, finally!...this is the parents handbook on how to raise their kids safely and how to talk to them about scary situations!" I honestly think that if each parent got one of Kidpowers comic books, there would be better parents out there and children would be safer. I also took their self defense workshop and after that I felt that when I walked in that room I really didnt know what I would do if I were to get attacked, now when I am alone in dark/unsafe areas I feel impowered and confident.

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

my self esteem,it has gone up so much.

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

not make any changes. Everything about it is so organized and detailed. Irene and her team work so hard and make sure that things are done with every person in mind. I am proud to be part of such a great organization.

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

knowing that I can help children in being safer.

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

AMAZING AND DEDICATED!

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

change the world, and the way children are raised

Ways to make it better...

i could have spent more time in the office or perhaps observing classrooms and seeing how children react to the workhops.

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

funding for free workshops for low income communities

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

I love Kidpower and I am PROUD to be able to work for them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 14, 2010
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June 14, 2010
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I became involved in KidPower many many years ago. I originally got involved through a dear friend and client who became a spokesperson for the organization. I went to her graduation and was so impressed in her transformation, I took the training and then when my boys, who are now 25 and 26, were old enough I gave them the training. I realized through my training the confidence and knowledge of my own strengths. I owe KidPower for all the was given to me and my sons. I was able to let my children go out in the world knowing they had the knowledge and ability to be safe. I saw the benefits then and know it helps them to this day to be confident in themselves where ever they go. I continue to stay involved and connected for anyone I know who can benefit from this organization. Everyone should know how to be Safe.

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

How I approach life and safety. I see how my children benefited from the training.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 22, 2010
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May 22, 2010
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For many years I volunteered my expertise in marketing and Internet marketing to KidPower because of my opinion of their work. What they do is of the highest possible standard and effectiveness, and the organization operates with outstanding levels of quality control and ethics. Their integration of all the key aspects of self-protection and personal safety (understanding, awareness, intuition, emotion, and verbal and physical skills) into a thoroughly positive and life-enhancing process is extraordinary. I have a third-degree black belt in Aikido, and have practiced karate. I have taught workshops similar to Kidpower's, and am intimately acquainted with this sort of approach. I would recommend them to any person or organization - for children and adults.

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

In speaking with many who have been through the workshops and hearing what it has done for them.

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

KNOWING that their work is so very effective.

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

Profoundly dedicated, positive, kind, interesting.

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

Reach out to many more people, AND have the infrastructure in place to serve those new people effectively.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 22, 2010
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May 22, 2010
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The Fullpower course I took in 1992 changed my perception of the world. I am small, a woman, love traveling and doing all kinds of independent activities. Before Fullpower, I always felt that the world was an unfair, unsafe place for people like me. I felt that I was at the mercy of stronger people who could overpower me whenever they wanted to. Through Fullpower I experienced that I can access the innate, amazing power we all have, that have nothing to do with physical power. Like the small fluffy cat, we all have the ferocious tiger in us that can be unleashed when we need it and that can give us more strength and focus than we physically and mentally have. (i.e. A physically unfit women lifted a car when her baby was underneath it.) I was already a 3rd degree black belt then, but Fullpower gave me the experience, support and the tools to EXPERIENCE that I - and all beings - are equipped with emergency energy and emergency power. Having this knowledge and experience freed up my life, put me at peace and enabled me to enjoy the beauty of the world, enjoy fellow human beings, my family and life in general. It is my passion to help others to have access to this truly empowering experience. Even just two hours of professionally coached full force work and carefully formatted scenarios can be life-changing. What I further like about Fullpower is: - We don’t need to teach - we just facilitate and create an opportunity for women to find out what they actually already got. - It works for women with disabilities, low fitness, and trauma. - The positive impact this has in all areas of life and relationships. - The experience lasts (usually for decades). - It builds community. - It’s fun! I want all people to have a Kidpower, a Teenpower and a Fullpower training as part of their general education. This is ambitious as we still struggle to secure funding for the next 12 months. However, I think it’s a matter of building enough momentum. I think Fullpower is a revolution from inside out, one person at a time. Once a mass of people experienced what a Fullpower session does for their lives, their families and their communities, the movement will become unstoppable. I’m proud that the Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust NZ reached over 24,500 people in New Zealand since 1993 with the help of my family and hundreds of supporters, including the New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, many professionals, etc.. Your support will help us - reach more women who can’t pay and who are usually the ones who benefit most from our empowering and - build ‘critical mass’ to get to the next level of capacity, impact and recognition. Please spread the word and/or give freely. Thank you!

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

Fullpower put me at peace and enabled me to perceive the beauty of the world, enjoy fellow human beings and life. I’m moved deeply to now see similar changes in the faces, the bodies, the feedback, the success stories, and the smiles of the women we teach

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

We have to work much harder to become sustainable, i.e. attract long-term sponsorship, Government support, investments etc. Large (and small) donation will help us build ‘critical mass’ to get to the next level of capacity, impact and recognition.

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

I love how it's about helping women discover and access the power they already have and that it's about building good relationships. (:

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

dedicated, passionate, professional.

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

Turn most conflict into positive opportunities throughout the world.

Ways to make it better...

there was more financial support.

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

lack of funds and/or committed pro-bono support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 22, 2010
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May 22, 2010
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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!

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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.

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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

May 21, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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Every where today there are moms (and dads!) who want to help their children understand how to be safe in this very unsafe feeling world without paralyzing their children with fear about the possibility of violence out there. Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower has helped me, my niece, my son, and soon my daughter learn how to walk tall, be confident yet safe and in such as empowering way. Their workshops on safety help on so many levels, both in learning how to be preventative and safe while also sharing practical self defense information for the worst case scenario. I wish everyone could take their workshop! Thank you Kidpower Teenpower, Fullpower! You help keep us safe and empowered! Sincerely, Gwynne Cropsey

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

my daily life. It is hard to share with the young women in my life ideas on how to stay safe. I am more confident knowing my niece has had their workshops and I keep going back for more,for self defense and for language around safety.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 21, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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Kidpower is an organization deeply committed to the safety of all people. I have been so impressed with the constant desire to improve the curriculum, to increase service, and to meet the needs of new clients. It is an organization that "walks its talk." It is run by a small group of dedicated individuals who work as an amazing team to provide life-changing skills to so many people each year. I believe everyone, from the people who process registrations or make reminder phone calls up to the Executive Director, at Kidpower strive to give their absolute best, everyday. I feel very proud to be part of the organization.

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

as an educator and an instructor with the organization.

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

getting to be a part of students learning so many life-changing skills in such a short period of time.

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

dedicated, passionate, kind, supportive, professional and deeply committed to the cause.

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

change the world (just look what it has been able to do with so much less).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 21, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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I've been amazed to see how Kidpower skills have helped me deal with all kinds of challenges over the years, both with people I know as well as with strangers. Having these skills helps me feel more confident and a lot less worried than I felt in the days before I took my first Kidpower class. As a parent, I have more peace of mind, because I can see my kids using good, solid skills to make safer choices. It's fun and exciting to be a part of the process of helping other people figure out, in just a small amount of time, ways to take charge of their well-being every day.

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

every interaction I have with people. Kidpower skills help my valuable relationships grow stronger, and they help me enjoy a world that's full of people I don't know. I love meeting new people, and Kidpower skills help me feel safe doing that.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 21, 2010
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May 21, 2010
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Before sending my 18 yr old daughter off to college I wanted her to have another opportunity to train (all three of my daughters have now been through Kidpower three times). It was very touching to watch a group of 10 girls come together with enthusiasm and mutual support as Anne and Sterling expertly took them through the training. They emerged smiling and speaking with self confidence. I have seen the benefits of the training in both the psychological and physical realm. I wish I could make it a required course for every child.

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I have been through the training myself along with my wife. It blew my mind and I'm a third degree black belt in Budo Aikido! I have sent therapy patients of mine to the training to deal with various aspects of abuse and it has been deeply meaningful.

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

their dedication to safety and wellbeing.

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

utterly professional, skillful and dedicated to their mission.

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

bring initial and refresher courses to all.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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