A great help to the community. Helped me live a better life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Kaity's Way is a very important nonprofit organization that should be recognized as such. Kaity's story was a heart breaking story but it can help other girls in the future. This story gave examples of what signs to look for in an abusive relationship. I think this organization is doing a fantastic job raising awareness about these type situations that are very common and happen daily when it comes to dating violence.
Although this story was very sad and unfortunate, I think this organization does a phenomenal job raising awareness for situations that are becoming more and more common it seems. This story can be used as a model to many females who do not understand the actual possibility of partner violence, and will hopefully change or even save the lives of many individuals.
I really liked the personal story that was shared to the public. Because it made women more aware of assault, and I feel as though many women can relate to what happened to Kaity. Even though Kaity's situation was a very tragic one many women can learn from her story and I believe her family as well as herself saved many women's lives because of the awareness campaign that they have established.
Kaitys way presentaion was a real in depth example of what dating violence can escalate to regardless of the age. Unfortunately the life of young girl was taken in order for people to realize how severe this issue can be. Kaitys Way presentation was very inspiring, really opens your eyes to relationship violence. Personally this is a tragedy that should have been averted and is very upsetting another innocent person is gone in order to create a law or policy. Kaitys Way presentation was one of the most inspiring presentations I have ever witnessed.
After working in the field of Criminal Justice for six years, I decided to take time off from work to raise children. When I was ready to return back to the field of Forensics, I started as a Volunteer until returning as an employee and then ultimately in my present role as a Crime Scene Unit Supervisor. I really enjoyed being a Volunteer and I missed that element of being part of something for a good cause.
Then began my search, and I was looking for a non-profit organization to volunteer with that had a great cause and fights to prevent violence. Kaity’s Way caught my attention and I was drawn towards Bobbi Sudberry , her story and her message.
Now, I have been volunteering for Kaity’s Way and I enjoy being a part of something greater than myself. I continually promote this wonderful organization and its purpose. I urge those who are searching to support and spread the message to prevent teen violence and promote healthy relationships to join or donate towards Kaity’s Way. Thank You, Tara Hall –Volunteer Coordinator
My teenage daughter and I volunteer for Kaity's Way together. It really gives us a chance to talk openly about dating and the importance of establishing appropriate relationships and boundaries. We learn a lot by listening to Bobbi's stories and advice. I know my daughter applies that information in her own relationships and helps to share it with her friends.
I have been working with Circles of Peace, a Santa Cruz County domestic violence treatment program, in a teen violence prevention program at Desert Shadows Middle School in Nogales, Arizona. Bobbi Sudberry volunteered to come and speak to the seventh and eighth grade students. Her presentation was very moving and extremely beneficial to the students. Bobbi held their attention for more than an hour and a half. She brought brochures about teen violence and information about Kaity's Way. She was truly inspirational. Mary Helen Maley
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I have been a volunteer for Kaity's Way for about 2 years now. This organization is very dear to my heart. I'm a mom to 4 children and 12 grandchildren. I have 5 teenage grandchildren. Because of Kaity's Way, I've been able to share the warning signs for my grandchildren to look for.
Bobbi Sudberry is a very special lady. She has so much compassion. She truly is concern for our teens of today and teens of tomorrow. She does not want what has happen to her daughter happen to another teen. She is trying to reach as many teens as she possibly can. As a volunteer, I try to help her in any way I can.
I have been to several events where Bobbi has been the guest speaker, tell Kaity's story. I have done the domestic walk, yard sales, etc.
I feel very honor to be a part of this wonderful organization. I will be by Bobbi's side for a very long time. I'm truly bless to have Bobbi a part of my life.
If you want to volunteer your time, this is the organization you want to be a part of.
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Bobbi came to Ajo, her home town and told her story to every organization that would lisen in a three day period this winter. The inner strength she pulled on amazed me because this is a very emotional story. It is a tear jerker and all I could think of was what a wasted life and at that time there
was nothing the family could do. Now, because of Bobbi there is, thank god. I help out at the local St Vincent thrift shop two days a week and was so suprised and glad to hear parents talking about Kaity death and they heard it from their teen children. The signs to watch for and the help a teen can get now is all thanks to Bobbie and her three years of hard work changing the law.
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I first heard one of the volunteers speak at our local school in 2009 to youth in our rural community and saw the impact she made. The youth were really listening to what she had to say and they also had input. I then heard Bobbi Sudberry speak at the Arizona Victims Assistance Acedemy in May 2010 and she had a powerful presentation that I feel our youth and parents need to hear, not just once but be reminded of what they can do if they are in a situation that leads to violence. Bobbi is able to adapt the presentation to the audience she is presenting to at the time.
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