My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (known as Kidpower), Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Kidpower-Teenpower-Fullpower has given me the skills needed to keep me safe. Over the past 20 years I have graduated through each stage of the organization. When in kidpower I learned the skill of saying "no" and when you’re a kid that is a very powerful skill. When in the teen classes I learned how to deal with bullies and the importance of being aware of my surroundings. In the adult classes I learned both the physical and verbal skills I would need to keep myself safe as I grew up and went out into the world. Not only did I learn all of these things, but the environment that I was taught was fun, loving, and safe. The skills I have learned are a part of me and come to me when I need them most. For example: When I was being robbed in my garage a few years ago I was terrified. Trapped in my car with a man standing between me and the door. As he came toward me my voice kicked in and my body moved for me. Next thing I knew I was standing in my driveway watching him run in the other direction. These skills saved my life that night. When this happened I hadn't taken a class in well over a year, but the skills I had learned had stayed with me, and continue to be with me today. I don't know what I would have done with out the skills taught by this organization. It is filled with great knowledgeable people and I would recommend them to anyone.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
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