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Revved Up Kids, Inc.

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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: Founded in 2010, we became a non-profit in 2014. Revved Up Kids teaches children and teens who predators are and how they operate, and equips them to defend themselves if they are approached by a predator. We have trained thousands of Georgia children and our goal is to train at least 1,000 children per week by 2020.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: We have trained thousands of children since 2010!

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

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an outstanding and much needed program! The information, true stories and then hands on techniques was absolutely awesome. Our teen girls loved it! Being aware of your surrounding, being alert, safe and knowing self defense moves that will help get you out of harms way benefits EVERYONE! Hats off Revved Up Kids!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great program for kids of all ages! Thanks Georgia Center for Child Advocacy for bringing this awesome program to our community. Top notch!!!