Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (Known As Kidpower)

Rating: 4.85 stars   149 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Crime & Law, Bullying

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 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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Reviews for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (Known As Kidpower)

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Kidpower has been wonderful for my 9 year old.
My daughter was having problems with a "friend" who was exhibiting not very friendly behavior and who began targeting my child. My daughter is an only child and as a result has not had to develop the day to day skills other children with siblings have learned; "easy" life skills that were hard for us to teach her without real life situations. I found Kidpower online by doing a google search and have been so grateful for all the information they share so freely. She has been practicing the skills, especially the walking away, and she feels so much more in control of herself and her ability to handle difficult situations.
Thank you!
Allison T.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great resource for parents with children of all ages.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My daughter participated in a Kidpower program as part of a Victim's Assistance program. It changed her life forever! She became empowered, confident, happier and has carried her lessons throughout her life. I've recommended the program to many parents and I'm so grateful for what they do. A very necessary organization!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic resource for educating our children and vulnerable members of our society.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I took a Fullpower class and learned so much about myself and skills to stay safe. I had doubts about the class but afterwards I was really glad I attended!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My favorite part here is how Ed van der Zande, famous for the pension/financial scandal in Santa Cruz, is the husband of the co-founder and actively involved in their day to day financial operations. I guess newspaper records aren't as searchable then as they are now, plus memories are short.

So then, you put a fox in charge of the hen house, eh? I was at a party where he told a group of citizens how he faked the remodeling plans for his house (making it look like offices for the non-profit were other rooms, like a dining room, by pretending it was an open plan when in fact they built walls).

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

Shut it down.

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None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

 
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I first took the Kidpower course with my children when they were ages 4 & 6. My daughter was the older child, & even a year later when we might be talking about a topic related to relationships or personal boundaries, she would say, "Well, Kidpower says... " That speaks volumes to how easily the concepts are learned by children because of how Kidpower teaches them. Even today, 8 years later, I can still reference some of the skills & relationship concepts we were taught as a way I know my children will understand from their experience with Kidpower.

This is an excellent program & because the things that are taught are done so in a way which is so user-friendly, I seriously recommend it to everyone I know (to people personally, as well as schools, churches, & other organizations of which I am a part. My children's school actually hired Kidpower to conduct workshops at the school!).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Kidpower has changed my life since the moment I took my son to a workshop three years ago. I had no idea how simple it could be to teach my kids how to be safe without provoking their anxiety -- and that this could actually be a fun, bonding experience for us! Kidpower as an organization has been exceptionally responsive, warm and caring as I have sought out not only workshops but online resources to meet the needs of my various family members as well as our school community. Kidpower just makes sense! I wish everyone, everywhere had access to Kidpower.

 
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Love the KidPower messages, Irene always send such great information and I always pass this information to my family and friends. Keep up the good work in protecting our kids!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Kidpower really taught my daughter her
Voice and how to use it. It gave us many useful tools for everyday life.
Kidpower was able to do that and we all had fun learning and practicing.
The four hours really went by very quickly. I will definitely do a class again with my other daughter.
Thank you kidpower!

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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