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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: To promote understanding and educate the community to lessen the instance of violence among and against children through P.E.A.C.E. (Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality)

Results: While since January 2011 we have directly shared Kaity's Story with nearly 7,000 people nationwide and potentially millions via the Media (TV - Channel 3 News(AZ), Fox 10 News (AZ), Channel 12 News (AZ), Channel 15 News (AZ), Radio - KTAR (AZ), Amazing Performances 1010 am (AZ), It's Time to Talk (NY local and nationally syndicated programs including NPR) we have raised funds through various events to provide costs for travel accomodations, materials, office supplies and payroll.

Target demographics: Our primary target is children, from 12 years old to 18 years old worldwide. Yet our program is presented to adults as well. We believe anyone and everyone can benefit from what Kaity's Way provides simply because most people have a young person in their life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Kaity's Way P.E.A.C.E. (Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality). Identifying the red flags in a violent relationships and the elements of a Healthy Relationship. Kaity's Way P.E.A.C.E. Putting an End to Teen Dating Violence. How to make a difference in your community!

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kait's Way is an amazing organization on an important mission to make the world a safer and healthier place for teenagers! Get on board!

1 Nicole Bruno

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization does amazing work in the community for prevention and promoting healthy relationships. They are dedicated, helpful and committed to helping others in teen dating situations and getting resources out to the community. This non-profit raises awareness on teen dating violence all throughout Arizona and in the country. I appreciate the hard work and dedication they have to make a difference in people's lives and brining awareness, support and understanding of healthy relationships for generations to come.

2 Jean G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kaity's Way provides critical services in our community! The message delivered by Bobbi Sudbury, Executive Director, and her team are sorely needed in today's world. It seems that everywhere we turn we see hateful speech, hateful actions, and hateful relationships. The media is filled with it. Yet, Kaity's Way teaches a better way. Through the message of PEACE (Peace, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring, Equality) there is a way to coach young adults to develop healthy relationships. Kaity's Way provides that much needed coaching. Sadly, some have already entered into unhealthy, potentially dangerous relationships. Kaity's Way provides guidance and resources in how to appropriately leave those relationships. The services that Kaity's Way provides will inevitably result in healthier individuals, healthier families, a healthier community, and a healthier society.

1 Brian154

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great help to the community. Helped me live a better life.

3 Kathy264

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had a similar situation happen to my niece and I wanted to help get the word out about the importance of knowing the signs and what to do for these teens. I decided to volunteer and I have been met with such acceptance. Getting to know every one involved and seeing the success of reaching out to teens is just amazing. Thanks for helping me help you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a MUCH NEEDED organization and is intended to help save lives. Domestic violence is rampant in our society, you hear about it almost everyday on the local news. It happens in our schools, in our homes, and in our neighborhoods. You do not have to look far to see a battered adult or a battered child. Due to a terrible, unthinkable tragedy, one awesome mother, Bobbi Sudberry, gathered all the anger and grief she had inside and decided to fight back! She is fighting back by educating women and children everywhere on what domestic violence is, what the early warning signs are, how to break the cycle of violence and leave before it is too late. As a volunteer with Kaity's Way, we participate in schools, community events, conferences, anywhere we can reach the most vulnerable and share Kaity's story. Bobbi presents a history of Kaity's life, how beautiful and successful she was, how much she was loved, and how she was murdered right after graduating from high school. We always have brochures and printed material available for all. The goal is to educate everyone about the early warning signs, how they can escape the relationship safely, where they can go, and where they can seek help. We are here for anyone in need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first learned about Kaity's Way when I was in high school but it wasn't until I came to ASU that I got to here Bobbi present to my class. She shared her daughters emotonal story with us and was so willing to talk to us about domestic violence in relationships. Bobbi is incredibly passionate about this organization and empowering other women and girls to be aware. After listening to her I felt so much more passion for the fight against domestic violence. I think Kaity's Way is an incredible NonProfit Organization that fully reaches it's purpose and mission.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I did not know much about Kaity's story until her mother Bobbi came into my class and spoke. You could sense her passion in her words that she was hungry for the fight against domestic violence. In hearing Kaity's story, I not only felt for her and her family but the many women out there struggling with the same problem. I am happy to hear that Kaity's story has impacted the way it did, especially it's impact on the law.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bobbi came into our class and told her family's story in regards to domestic violence. It was very eye opening to the realities of intimate partner violence at any age and what could happen if young teens are not aware of the severity of abuse. She described how she did not get any help from local police or services so decided to do something about it when her daughter was killed. Now there is a law that has to do with dating relationships and protection from abusers. It was very inspiring to see what Bobbi is doing with her tragic story and I appreciate her taking the time to share her knowledge and give us advice.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Bobbi presented to a group of foster youth between the ages of 16 to 21 through our ogranization Independent Living Program with Arizona's Chidlren Association. Bobbi's presentation captivated the youth's attention and provided them with much needed information on dating violence and healthy relationships. Our youth reported that they enjoyed the presentation and some even reported recognizing warning signs in their own dating relationships. This presentation is great for all ages, but specifically for young adults learning how to have healthy relationships. We really appreciate Bobbi sharing her family's story to help prevent other families from having similar losses.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently hd the privilege to volunteer with Kaity's Way. The focus of this great group of people from all walks of life is amazing. They truly honor Kaity in their efforts to educate the public about teen dating violence and teach ways to build healthy relationships. Kaity’s Way has grown from a statewide into a nationwide program over their short four-year existence and they couldn't have done it without their volunteers and contributors! Their great energy, dedication, and examples of PEACE in their everyday lives is truly inspiring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I watched Kaity's Way make great inroads in rural communities in Arizona through the presentation given by Bobbi Sudberry, Kaity's mom. Teens, their parents, teachers, supporters and friends give feedback after each presentation that they have a better understanding of teen dating violence and are better equiped to be safe and build healthy dating relationships.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great presentation to my high school class. My students were deeply engaged with Kaity's story and learned essential information about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. Valuable!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former victim of dating violence, I wish that I had the opportunity to listen to Kaity's Story. I feel that listening to her story and the message that comes from it can truly impact people and change lives. Kaity's Way is a the only program I have seen that helps the community recognize the signs of a violent relationship, and advice on how to protect yourself if you are a victim. Not only that, this organization allows people to realize what kinds of relationships are healthy because oftentimes it is difficult to determine what kind of relationship you are in.. until it is too late. Thank you Bobbi, for telling Kaity's Story along with the organization's effort and passion to putting an end to teen dating violence!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The only way we can stop domestic violence and negative relationships, is by spreading awareness throughout our community just like Kaity's Way is doing. This organization is wonderful and I hope that it will have a very long future through donations and community involvement and support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe that Kaity's Way non profit organization is a great eye opener to young girls and boys over the country. It lets young ladies know that its not okay to have an abusive boyfriend and lets guys know that girls now are paying attention to the warning signs of these abusive relationships. I like the fact that on the website it gives red flags about what could be going on and gives girls an idea of what to look out for. it also has a place to go if you need the help or a place to give help to these girls that found themselves in this predicament. I think that this organization will help many young girls and guys realize the rights and wrongs of a healthy relationship no matter how young or old they are. Keep up the work I know many of us are thankful you are there.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel that Kaity's Way is a great organization. It lets young girls know that abusive boyfriends are not good. To ask for help if the boyfriend is being abusive, jealous, manipulative. Kaity was a very young girl; a future ahead of her and it was destroyed by someone who was angry and jealous. This organization is eye opening to those girls who do not understand fully that if a boyfriend is acting abusive and jealous it might have a bad ending. Kaity's organization has a future ahead of it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ive read Katy's way after learning about troubled relationships in my crj 204 class. My best regards go out to her family and friends who have lost a sweet young lady to troubled relationships. I hope through donations and volunteering. We as the general public can prevent this from further happening.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This story is a tragic one that could happen to anybody. It was a very touching story that made me think about how careful I need to be. The story told by the mother is very emotional and it has helped many others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kaitys Way is an excellent movement that has started here locally in Arizona. Its mission is something hold power and meaning to many that have been silenced. Unfortunately many that have had to deal with any type of family violence-- many of their stories are unheard either because they are too scared, arent aware that there is help. And the times where when we do here about this violence, its too late becasue they are dead. Kaitys Way is a start of a positive movement that should celebrated and recongized. Its work is great! Having people like them is a way for the community to help those who have been silenced.

Kaysen J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This presentation was very interesting and a huge eye-opener. This Presentation opened my eyes to a lot of the red flags and provided me with a lot of helpful information.