Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower)

Rating: 4.9 stars   155 reviews

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)

Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a great organization. It has very helpful classes. My son took their class twice at differnt age and benefited from the classes immensely. The teachers were well-trained and vey energetic. I, as a parent, had learned a lot too. I am very grateful. Also, they publish a wonderful newsletter. Lots of helpful info! I would definitely recommned this organization to all my friends.

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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2 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing organization that approaches child safety in a way that is logical for the adults and not at all scary for the child. Our family has been influenced by KidPower in everyday speech and in how we approach safety.

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

Life-changing

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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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1 person found this review helpful

Kidpower came to my daughter's school and did a presentation for the adults prior to the presentation with the children. I really enjoyed the presentation. There were so many tools that I learned that I wished someone had taught me as a child. I am so glad my daughters were able to participate in this program.

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

A lot

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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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1 person found this review helpful

Kid power is a fabulous resource for parents of any age kids. I attended workshops with my 2 children when they were each around 5 years old, right about the time they were going off to elementary school which is a stressful time for most parents. Kidpower helped me by articulating safety rules for common situations they might encounter. As parents my husband and I were worried about the unknown dangers, your imagination can go a little overboard when you are sending your precious child some where without you for the first time. Kidpower helped us to realize what the true dangers are and also to prepare for situations that we may not have thought about. More recently I got a call from the founder asking for support in the form of a donation and I took the opportunity to ask her about an issue I was facing with my teenager and she took the time to discuss my concerns, reassure me, and offered advice on how best to handle the situation. We were on the phone for at least 20 minutes discussing parenting issues, now that is an organization that really cares!

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?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I love this organization - at last, a rational, research based, clearly explained plan. Kidpower doesn't just say platitudes. Kidpower gives specific concrete actions to take, and insists that we practice. Kidpower is very loving wil they guide us to a new mindset - one that helps us feel empowered, free to put our own safety first (at last! who knew it would feel sooo radical, to put my and my daughter's safety first?). When I am asked for advice about safety and bullying, I always refer people to Kidpower, because they translate their deep care for every human being into easy, fun, practicable action.

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?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The excellent information and training helped my husband and me support our daughter's freedom and safety. We owe our increased peace of mind to Kidpower.

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

Life-changing

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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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1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I attended a kid power seminar with our 8 yr old son. It was great. The instructor was very upbeat and great with the kids. She really kept the seminar moving and the audience engaged. There were some great tips we all came away with. I would love to bring this to the entire class at school especially to cover the information about personal space/boundaries/bullying. I highly recommend spending 2 hrs attending a seminar. I will do it again in a year or two because the information is worth hearing again.

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

A lot

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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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2 people found this review helpful

I took each of my girls to a Kidpower workshop when they were in Elementary School (and my older daughter just attended a Teenpower workshop). These are so great; they are not scary but do help a child know exactly what to do if they are in a threatening situation. They kids actually get to practice in a strong but fun way. The email newsletters that Irene puts out addressing some tragedy that I've been following in the news are SO HELPFUL in making sure that I deal with my own fears before trying to help my kids be safe. Their free PDF articles are also very timely and helpful. I don't know of another organization like this in the whole country. It is unusual, desperately needed and workshops are free for low-income kids. It is the top non-profit that I know of.

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

 
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2 people found this review helpful

KidPower is my go-to resource for the most thoughtful, caring and proactive approach for parenting for issues on safety and confidence. They explain everything well, give supportive reasons, and ultimately appeal to my comon sense and real-life experience. I love KidPower!

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?

2012

 
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