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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Our mission is to provide preventive education to children and adults, empowering them with skills that create a safe society free from sexual abuse, bullying and internet exploitation.

Results: 55,000 children have been through KidSafe Programs and over 30,000 adults have participated in seminars, workshops and trainings.

Target demographics: Children ages 4 through 11, parents/guardians and all professionals working in any capacity with children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000 children and adults

Geographic areas served: Florida

Programs: The "Empower Me KidSafe!" programs consist of 4 components: 1. KidSafe for Kids, Creating a Culture of Safety in the Classroom - an 8 week curriculum for children ages 4 - 11. 2. KidSafe for Parents and Guardians, A Seminar for Keeping your Children Safe 3. KidSafe for Educators, Training for Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools 4. KidSafe for Adults, Protecting your Children from Online Exploitation

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The message that this non -profit sends is vital to our children, just like you teach a kid to cross the street. Our children must learn to be "kidsafe"! I highly recommend that every child receives this program because nothing is more important than our kids and if you think they know this information instinctively, they don't. I love Kidsafe and hope that they can continue to help until all children are educated with this program!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I'm a mom with 2 kids who benefitted from Kidsafe. This program is phenomenal and every child should have access to it. It teaches kids to be safe in a fun, playful manner. As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children. But in an ever-changing world, kids need to know what to do when they are presented with a difficult situation and we aren't by their side. These are life lessons and valuable for everyone. My son used it when a "stranger" in a car approached him and a younger cousin outside, asking for help. He knew exactly what to do and wasn't scared at all. Whether it related to a stranger or to a trusted adult my son knew exactly what to do. Kidsafe empowers kids and adults. Even after many years, we still benefit from the knowledge and lessons!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidsafe is an unbelievable organizartion and the ciriculum needs to be taught in every school in the US

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization a short time and they do amazing things. This is a program that is needed by all

1 jon_

Board Member

Rating: 5

KidSafe is an amazing organization. You owe it to your children or grandchildren to learn more. http://www.KidSafeFoundation.org

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Board Member

Rating: 5

KidSafe is focused , dedicated and successfully getting the correct message of child safety out to the masses - one kid at a time. Great organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I wish every child could go through the KidSafe program. It is AMAZING. Teaches children how to be safe in a completely non scary way. The books are great too!

3 Mindy13

Board Member

Rating: 5

Andrea Clemens, author of the Invisible Target, Breaking the Cycle of Educator Sexual Abuse, is one of the facilitators for the KidSafe Foundation. If you haven't heard her story, you should mak a point of it.

Florida PTA is one of the many associations that have been privileged to host the KidSafe Foundation. The facilitators gives a real picture with real solutions to identify and hopefully one day stop sexual harassment and abuse.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The impact KidSafe has made on the community in which I live in is beyond compare to any other programs that relate directly to the health and well-being of the families it touches. If we can duplicate these efforts throughout all our communities, our children will be the true benefactors of such a wonderful organization

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Board Member

Rating: 5

KidSafe is an outstanding organization that provides education and support to prevent sexual abuse of our most vulnerable population. Child abuse and exploitation is preventable with education. Every child deserves the right to be safe. Every child has the right to have a voice. It is the goal of KidSafe to make prevention education mandated in elementary schools and mandated sexual abuse prevention training for anyone working with children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidsafe Foundation works to provide a foundation for you and the kids in your life. They educate using an approachable and understandable program to inform parents, caregivers, and kids about topics that are many times brushed under the rug because of the uncomfortable nature of many of the topics. With the speed of technology today it is important that we use as many of the tools offered to us to protect and educate our kids . Kidsafe Foundation provides these tools and has shown that their tools work. Matt R.

1 Chrystal Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kid Safe Foundation provides quality care and education for community members in how to keep our kids safe! I have assisted once volunteering with the agency thanks to my sister. Keep up the great work in the schools, in our communities and everywhere else!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to KidSafe by one of the Co-Directors in early summer 2014 and immediately realized the benefits the organization provides in protecting children and parents from the dangers that are inherent in society. Their pro-active approach to keeping kids safe is a much better solution than having to deal with the results of child abuse and bullying. I plan to help KidSafe reach their goal of keeping as many kids safe and healthy.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a mother of a 6-year-old child, I thought I knew a lot about child dangers; but my experience with Kidsafe Foundation taught me so much more (and realistic strategies I can share with my son). A parent lecture given by co-founder Sally Berenzweig was how I first came to know KidSafe. Sally's presentation (and her genuine enthusiasm to protect kids) inspired me to get more involved in efforts to thwart child sexual abuse. I've since attended several KS lectures geared for professionals (e.g., mental health providers, teachers, school nurses) and an entire 8-week series geared for kindergarteners; the level of knowledge, ability to convey information, and appropriateness for each audience was stellar. Every child should be privileged to learn from KidSafe instructors. The KS founders and Board members are very passionate about the mission of helping kids: There is no other agenda than educating children, parents and teachers! Of the many organizations I volunteer for, KidSafe is the most rewarding.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to hear KidSafe founders speak years ago - I was completely astounded by the statistics and felt the need to get involved. I love what KidSafe as an organization provides. They take a 3 prong approach by not only educating children with important life skills to protect them from Child Sexual Abuse, Bullying and Internet dangers but they also train and education parents, teachers and all professionals working with children in child sexual abuse prevention. KidSafe also has two award winning children's books that help further the learning the program offers.
Because of what i learned i started off as a volunteer - soon became a board member - became Treasurer and now i am beyond honored to be voted at the upcoming Chairman of the Board.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were all kids and many now have kids. The programs that Kidsafe present are an important tool to add to a parent and child's toolbox. With the information taught we all can become more aware and safe. Thank you Kidsafe for offering a concise program that is easy to implement.

1 Wendilipsich

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a honor to work on such a trusted, valuable board which has a profound impact on our community. Kidsafe is extremely professional and passionate about reaching as many children, parents, caregivers and community members as possible.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve on various boards, however this one is the most important in my heart. The co-founders of this Foundation and their teachers are out in the community everyday teaching us how to help keep our children safe. The books and the curriculum they teach to both parents and children is vital to us all! I only hope one day that every parent and child can receive this education.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am presently a college student (FSU - Go Noles!) but served as a KidSafe volunteer throughout high school. I had the opportunity to experience KidSafe from many angles. I worked with the KidSafe directors in the office doing all sorts of tasks - while observing how a young nonprofit works. I then had the opportunity to represent KidSafe at community events - manning information tables and sharing KidSafe information. As a teen I also attended the Parent Seminar (assisting at info table) and although the information was for parents I learned so much about personal safety that helped me in my life as a freshman college student. My awareness was raised so not only am I safer but my friends as well. I look forward to staying involved with KidSafe in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you to Sally and Cherie for teaching our children how to be safe!

Donor

Rating: 5

Quantum Foundation is proud to fund this great organization. I personally attended one of the training sessions and I learned more than I ever believed possible. It's rare that an orgazniation can help prevent immeasurable pain and suffering through candid education. Kidsafe Foundation does just that!

Ann_78

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As one of the principals at Extraordinary Charities, I am delighted that KidSafe is part of our family of 76 outstanding Palm Beach County non-profits. With strong leadership, creativity, a committed board and dedicated volunteers, KidSafe is working effectively to ensure that the children of Palm Beach County are free from abuse and empowered to seek help and support when they need it. This is an organization with a fine plan for the future --- one that is worthy of our support and the support of everyone in Palm Beach County who cares about ensuring our kids and grandkids grow up in an unbreakable safety net.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My children have had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the KidSafe Foundation's 8 week classroom curriculum in both preschool and elementary school. This invaluable education has proven effective in and out of our house. My children who are now 10 and 12 will observe something they don't deem as appropriate or safe and say "Mom. Is that KidSafe?" It is not just a term to us, but a way of life for our family that is practiced on a daily basis. My children use the skills that have been taught and they don't even realize they are doing it. For example, they "check first" before just going outside with friends. We often role paly situations that could occur during a sleep over or at a party. They report things that happen that make them feel uneasy or uncomfortable. This program has armed my children with knowledge about internet safety, their bodies, self awareness, and have given them techniques on how to discuss these subjects with us.

The parent seminars that The KidSafe Foundation have presented, have helped us feel more comfortable talking to our children about subjects that many parents shy away from. I have been to several of these seminars and learn something new at each one. I often walk away wishing that I would have had this same KidSafe education that my children are able to have when I was a child. Thanks to this nonprofit organization we feel we have armed our children with tools that they will have for a lifetime to help them make educated decisions that will help keep them safe as they encounter new situations and people.

Tara G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Kidsafe Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit organization! I am honored to be co-chairing their annual fundraiser for the second year in a row. Sally and Cherie's dedication to this organization is inspiring. Every parent, child, educator and administrator needs to know the information Kidsafe provides.

Donor

Rating: 5

I support the KidSafe Foundation because I believe in it's mission to educate children and adults to prevent child sexual abuse, bullying and internet dangers. The statistics are staggering...1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually exploited before the age of 18 - but 95% of abuse and exploitation of children is preventable with education. Every child and every adult should have KidSafe!