Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)
Rating: 4.84 stars 141 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Crime & Law, Bullying
Location: PO Box 1212 Santa Cruz CA 95061 USA
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 is the most empowering, effective program that I know. There are very few things that you can teach in such a short time that will have such a long-term impact on someone's ability to take charge of their personal safety and build their confidence. This is an organization with tremendous integrity and competence.
I have been proud to volunteer my time and expertise to Kidpower since this organization began in 1989.
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the impact of services on my loved ones and others I know.
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ensure that there is adequate, ongoing funding.
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Through my family and friends.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
increase visibility on the Internet. Become much more widely known for it's expertise.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Creating a sustainable infrastructure.