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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse, Sexual Abuse Prevention, Youth Development

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of Revved Up Kids to provide programs and safety resources that equip and empower participants to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and people, and to escape violence if necessary.

Results: More than 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This silent epidemic changes children at their core. Revved Up Kids trains thousands of Atlanta-area children and teens each year to be safer from the monsters who want to sexually abuse and exploit them.

Target demographics: K-8th grade boys & girls, 6th-college girls, parents and caregivers, child-serving organizations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In our most recent training year (school year 2017/18) we trained more than 5,000 children to be safer from predators!

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta area and surrounding north and central Georgia counties.

Programs: Revved Up Kids provides training programs to help children and teens recognize unsafe people, avoid dangerous situations and escape attackers. Our training helps kids understand who predators are and how they operate, and equips them to defend themselves if they ever meet a predator.

Community Stories

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christy F.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The founders of this organization have such a heart to protect children and give them the tools they need to protect themselves! Outstanding work on such a much needed topic in today’s society!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to be given the information of a Revved Up Kids seminar through my kids school (2 & 4). I had an idea of the information that I was going to receive this evening...however the delivery and detail were incredibly informative. Ali, is powerful, loving & straightforward. There is no doubt that she loves and breaths her calling...to protect children and families. I’m so inspired & thankful. Everyone, I mean EVERYONE will know about this. This information SAVES LIVES.

Shevon W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization came to the Eta Sigma chapter of SGRho, Inc’s Youth Symposium and taught our kids self defense and how to protect themselves in certain situations. My daughter loved it and still has the moves on our refrigerator!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 12 y.o. daughter and 6 y.o. son learned assertiveness skills in a group class appropriate for their age. It was very informative and gave them time to practice the skills in case they needed to break away from a predator. As a parent, I find it very helpful that my kids know they can trust their instincts and stay far enough away physically from someone who may want to take advantage of them.

Starr W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was Very informative. Thank you, so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken this class 2 years in a row. My kids didn't underatand why I chose to take it again but its been such a great refresher! This class has taught me key things I didnt ever think of regarding abuse. Great class, everyone should take it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing class! We organized this training for our Daisy Troop comprised of 6-7 year old girls. Like many moms we understand the dangers but it’s a difficult subject to convey to your child. It was even uncomfortable to propose scheduling this event to the other parents. The training is completely age appropriate as well as the skills taught. I was very impressed with the clear concise content and organization of the session. Was it uncomfortable.. of course but the benefits are immeasurable!! We’ll be scheduling a refresher yearly! No child should be without this training.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was empowered with knowledge and skill! Thank you!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

RUK came out to speak to our 6th grade Girl Scout troop. The girls ( and the moms) all left a little bit mightier than they arrived. The approach was no nonsense without taking a 'scare tactic' angle. The message was relayed in a way that the girls could understand and respond to. The physical defense portion was amazing and the ability to be hands on was key. We are so thankful for the opportunity to empower our daughters in this way. The experience exceeded our expectations! Thank you Revved Up Kids!

Maureen S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

So impressed with this training! Great practical tips and engaging for the teens.

1 Kristen Wilkins T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took a Revved Up Kids class years ago with my oldest son. It has transformed how we talk about safety with our now three kids. It was one of the most memorable courses I have taken as a parent and has had an immeasurable impact on our family. Namely, our kids are more aware and I am less frightened of them being away from me than I would be if we had not taken the time to invest our time in this class. Worth every penny, every minute. Keep up the great work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter participated in a class sponsored by a Girl Scout troop at our school. The leader of the class was excellent in keeping the kids engaged, being firm and fun, and teaching them valuable lessons. I would highly recommend this class - to girls AND boys.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciated the class to re-enforce a child's awarness and safety. I have recommended my prior church family to call you to setup a class. This training is needed in all churches, so we can be relevant with todays times. Unfortunaley these are the times we're living in and we must do all we can to protect and educate our kids.

Once again thank you so much, I brought my 8 yrs old God-son. He really enjoyed the class and we have been review daily and I told his mom to follow-up with him as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughters recently took Revved Up Kids training class and I can't say enough good things about this organization. Instructors are friendly, informative and create a safe, comfortable environment for children while they learn about unsafe people. (No easy task!) The training was appropriate and age specific. I love how they have the children practice the strategies they're taught. Thank you Revved Up Kids for caring to make a difference in the lives of our children!
Many blessings, Andrea

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great non-profit organization! Extremely useful safety and defense information given to the kids. I'm going to explore having them come to our children's school. This is pertinent and potentially life saving information that ALL children should hear and have access to. Excellent job Revved Up!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent class. Thank you! Wonderful content and instruction.

Keri11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We used Revved Up Kids, Inc. to train a bunch of Girl Scouts in elementary school and the training was informative, fun and age-appropriate! Highly recommend!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic training for my 9 year old daughter and members of my Girl Scout troop. Age-appropriate, awesome instructors, passionate owners. Would highly recommend!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My child attends karate classes and I thought she was learning all she needed to be safe. When we took a short class offered by Revved Up Kids at the Saftey Village, I quickly learned that my 5 year old needed self defense techniques that suited her age and size against larger attackers. I am thankful for their wake up call and have been diligent about the proper education my child needs to be safe.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters enjoyed the class they learn important skills to protect their self. This class is very important we are looking forward to attending future classes. The instructors are great!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Revved Up Kids. I had an opportunity to bring my son to a safety event on 4/28/18 held by DeKalb County Recreation Center. The information along with the self defense techniques were life changing. I recommend any parent or guardian to take their kid to an event like this. My 12 year old son was well engaged with the tools he was learning. He also pointed out afterwards a few techniques he learned from his karate school. I even learned some techniques. I feel so much better that he is equipped with the necessary technique if a situation accrued.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently my wife and I took our 6 year old son to our first Revved Up Kids safety class. Mr. David was the instructor. This was a fantastic experience packed with much learning, and helpful information we can take home to continue the conversation with our son. I would highly recommend this class and the Revved Up Kids organization to anyone who wants to further their knowledge and awareness of family safety. Gives you good tools to talk to your children about protecting themselves.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Revved Up Kids, Inc. is saving children's lives! I have been so privileged to work with this organization and would highly recommend them to others. Revved Up Kids teaches children and teens to recognize and protect themselves from the unsafe people in their lives. They also teach parents about the dangers of predators and about the dangers of the internet and social media. Parent and kids are completely engaged in their presentation and learn so much information about how to stay safe in a very dangerous world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HomeStretch invited Revved Up Kids to lead a kids safety workshop as part of our Youth LifeSkills program and also a parents workshop on safety and awareness. The program was relevant, creative and engaging. The parents feedback was all positive. We considered it time well spent for both youth and parents. HomeStretch guides working homeless families toward stability and the contect and delivery of the Revved Up Kids program enhanced our mission...the families needed this information and will remember it. Thank you Revved Up Kids!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just took my 8th grader to a middle school self-defense class at the Decatur Police Dept. put on by Revved Up Kids. They do training starting at 5 years old through high school, I think sometimes college. The training was EXCELLENT, and I was taking notes on my phone through the whole thing. My daughter and about 40-50 kids participated while parents sat and observed and learned. The instructor was WONDERFUL, she looked like she could have been anyone's mom, and was accessible and funny and kept the kids really engaged. She gave out a lot of information in the 2-hour class, and the kids had a chance to try different self-defense moves against dummies for at least half of it. They will work with any school, congregation, youth group, scouts, etc. to provide trainings. There were both boys and girls there and I could tell they were learning something they didn't know. Totally worth the $25 charge through the DPD (not sure if it was subsidized by DPD). I think they also offered classes through DPD for younger and older ages. Wanted to share and highly recommend this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Revved Up Kids, Inc. presented their program at Girl Talk Camp 2017 this past summer and were absolutely amazing! Alli, David, and their team were extremely friendly and generous with their time and talents. They taught our 100+ 4th - 12th grade girls how to defend themselves and be confident in a situation. Our girls were not only engaged throughout the program, but learned techniques and lessons that will help them for years to come. We wanted to provide a program that would be informative and hands on and were thrilled when we connected with Alli. Revved Up Kids definitely exceeded our expectations and we hope to be able to partner with them again soon.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was not able to make it with my son so my mom went they had a great time even though my son was the one taking the class he had a awasom time and my mom learned a lot as well from it . Thank You so much for having them last Sat at the Decatur police station they were in the first group

Advisor

Rating: 4

Revved up Kids came to instruct our kids over the summer and did a great job. I especially enjoyed how they empowered our young ladies and gave them the space to talk and discuss physical safety and safe relationships. I would definitely recommend revved up kids to any organization looking to empower the youth and encourage safety in the community. The trainers were very professional

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the K-5 2-hour workshop with my 7 year-old daughter, and it was great.
She had a lot of fun kicking and punching, while in between getting quit a lot of information, which was delivered in a way the kids could understand. It did open my eye to a could of scenarios I had not think of!
I would do it again in a heart beat .

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a Revved Up Kids session with my 7 yr old daughter yesterday. It was so informative for us both. Highly recommend!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The K-5 Safety/Self-Defense Workshop was wonderful! The instructor was fabulous - clear and to the point but also had a sense of humor. I feel my child is much better armed to identify unsafe people and also defend himself if need be. Plenty of great information for parents, too. It's a conversation we need to keep having, and I feel much more prepared to so now. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great class for K-5. Both my son and I learned something new. Highly recommended!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters (ages 5 and 9) and I attended their training today and it was a fantastic experience for all of us. I highly recommend this class for the entire family. We all learned how to identify "tricky people" and get away from them with practical, age-appropriate self-defense tactics.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Child Safety Tips for Parents seminar was top notch. I would recommend it to all parents. - Lt. Jennifer Ross, City of Decatur Police Department

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing how this group reaches, touches and demonstrates self defense in a non threatening and encouraging way to our girls/women at our retreats. They faithfully come each time we have a retreat and share.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Revved Up provided a great training experience for middle school students at a summer youth enrichment camp in June 2017. The participants learned valuable information about their personal safety in a safe, interactive and fun environment. The instructors were super organized and related very well to the youth participants. Great asset to the summer youth camp program.