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September 5, 2013
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1 previous review
February 10, 2010

I had heard fabulous things from parents in my community about Kidpower. I took my daughter to a Kidpower Workshop when she was 5 years old and was amazed at the valuable and relevant information! But... more

September 5, 2013
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My 8 year old son was just harassed on our block by three older neighborhood boys. He came home crying and sad. When I asked him about what had happened he told me the story. Despite being upset by the experience - he had actually followed Kidpower personal safety rules that he'd learned in the two workshops he's attended! I was happy to hear that he had followed his safety rules: he didn't answer them back (used his mouth-closed power); didn't get closer to them but rode away (used his move-away power); came home immediately (went to safety) and told me (got help). THIS is Kidpower in action. When a child can use skills from a workshop to stay safe in the moment - that spells success!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 10, 2010
2 people found this review helpful

I had heard fabulous things from parents in my community about Kidpower. I took my daughter to a Kidpower Workshop when she was 5 years old and was amazed at the valuable and relevant information! But I was also impressed with how fun, interactive, and the non-feared based ways in which the skills were taught. There was nothing scary about learning how to be safe around people! I realized after that class that both my children needed a Kidpower class - but not just once. They will each attend every year of their lives until adulthood. People safety skills are like water and bike safety skills - they need to be lived and practiced daily. I sincerely believe every child and teen needs and deserves a Kidpower Teenpower class every year.

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

How much confidence my daughter has when having to set boundaries with her friends and also with strangers.

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

How consistently positive and proactive they are - their workshops as well as their timely and relevant e-newsletters.

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

Upbeat, positive, helpful and caring.

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

Change an entire population of children and teens, w hich would change how people relate to one another exponentially. If kids and teens could feel safe, set boundaries and feel empowered in their world - who knows how much could transform on his planet!

Ways to make it better...

My husband had attended so he could have learned what my daughter and I did!

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

How to get the word out to more and more potential clients, schools, families, communities...

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

If communities and schools were interpersonally progressive they would be doing everything and anything to get Kidpower and Teenpower skills taught to their youth.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 5, 2013
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September 5, 2013
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Kidpower gave me the language that allows me to easily talk to my son about being safe in a variety of situations. For example, I can simply explain why he can't do certain things without getting into a power struggle, and because we can talk about what he would do in certain situations, I have the confidence I need to allow him to grow in his independence (for example, dealing with public bathrooms now that he is too old to go into the ladies room with me - thank you, Kidpower!)

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

get them funding so they could bring the price down so that more people would do it. It's worth every penny, but people seem to bulk at anything over $40 and they are missing out on important info!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 5, 2013
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September 5, 2013
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I am absolutely in love with this organization and attribute their teachings to protecting and empowering both my children and I. I have attended numerous workshops with Kidpower and find them to be exceptional. They are power based, not fear based. This is not about Stranger Danger, this is about teaching children to look, listen and be strong, to talk, to have a voice, to use it, to help them selves and to help others. Many times my children have used what they have learned from Kidpower, as have I. When tragic events happen the first thing I do is suggest Kidpower programs to those in need. So often people feel helpless or lost when they have heard of an event that places lives in jeopardy of when something painful has happened to them or those they know. Kidpower helps to remove those feelings and replace them with strength, dignity and power.

Ways to make it better...

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

assure that their presence is known and accessible to all families with children of all ages so that everyone in our county and beyond is able to have the confidence that comes from Kidpower programs.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 4, 2013
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September 4, 2013
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My daughter took a Kidpower workshop two years ago at age 12, and it increased her skills, awareness and confidence. She's small and slight for her age, so it also helped lessen my anxiety about her safety. Now that she is in a large high school with an open campus, I plan to take her back to Kidpower for another workshop to refresh and add to her skills. Kidpower provides an excellent and unique community service.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 27, 2013
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August 27, 2013
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We had an excellent workshop for adults and we learned so much! Easy things to help our kids be safe, and feel empowered. I would recommend Kidpower highly!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 7, 2013
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May 7, 2013
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I had been searching for the appropriate self-defense workshop that I could take with my 16-year old son and feel very fortunate to have found the Teenpower program. The instructors addressed the needs of all the participants based on their personal experiences, age, background and ability. They were caring, and experienced teachers. The program was interesting, informative, useful and fun all at the same time. I would highly recommend it and suggest that organizations look to offering similar programs in schools and community associations.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 13, 2012
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November 13, 2012
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I took a KidPower seminar through my son's preschool and felt inspired and empowered as a parent and also just as a person. The "people safety" skills that KidPower teaches are important for kids and adults, alike. I've been using the information from the seminar with both of my children for the last year and am excited to be taking my daughter to a parent/child KidPower workshop next weekend.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 12, 2012
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November 12, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

The first Kidpower workshop I ever attended taught me more about parenting than any book I've ever read on the subject. I finally had useful language to use while trying to teach my son about how to behave in the world and keep himself safe! With the skills he and I have learned from Kidpower, I am confident about our journey through childhood. I look forward to attending more workshops as he enters adolescence so that I can help him better navigate that difficult period. I believe so deeply in what Kidpower is teaching that I have become a regular donor, and I have organized Kidpower workshops for parents in two of my son's schools in our home town. I think EVERYONE should have a chance to hear what they have to say. Even if you have parenting down to a science, I truly believe you can still learn from them.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

November 8, 2012
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November 8, 2012
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We went to the Family safety training classes. The kids loved it, and are confident now when they deal with other adults. They both learned how to stand up for themselves, set healthy boundries, and protect themselves from stranger danger and from bullies if they ever need to.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 8, 2012
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November 8, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

My teen with LD and I traveled up to SF on a week night from Silicon Valley to attend the program, and it was worth it. I came away recommending the program to my child's school principal to incorporate in their guest speaker programs yearly! This session was oriented towards teens with disabilities, and it was excellent- took the information at an appropriate pace, and was fun and interactive for all. Thank you, Kidpower!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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