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Causes: Bullying, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Education, Educational Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Vision: To work together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere. Mission: To prepare people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and walks of life to take charge of their safety and to protect children and other vulnerable people in their care.

Results: Since 1989, Kidpower has served over 4.4 million children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, through our workshops, partnerships, and educational resources. We teach empowering and effective child protection, advocacy, positive communication, and personal safety skills that help to prevent and stop most bullying, violence, and abuse. People who have benefited from our services report that Kidpower helped them to increase their confidence, develop better relationships, relationships and become better prepared to protect their children and themselves from harm and to take charge of their well being.

Target demographics: children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs,

Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 500,000 people - over 35,000 through our comprehensive in-person workshops, over 100,000 through our partnerships with schools, organizations, and companies; and over 27,000 people a month through using our free online library and email consulting.

Geographic areas served: Families, organizations, and communities across the United States and around the world

Programs: workshops, trainings, and educational resources in child protection, advocacy, positive communication, and personal safety to stop bullying, abuse, and violence.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower has been doing important work for children and people of all ages to help keep our communities and each other safe. I am so grateful that an organization like Kidpower exists!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower's mission and values are essential to our society's well-being. More than that, Kidpower goes above and beyond what is expected by providing information and follow-up in a compassionate manner, since the subject that the organization excels in is very sensitive. From my own personal experience, I have seen the inclusive, compassionate, and dedicated service provided, always with integrity and patience. It takes special people who are devoted to Kidpower's mission to keep the organization moving and Kidpower encourages many people with the right intentions and passion to get involved in providing services and furthering its cause.

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1 Lex B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for touching so many people and help them live safer.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We have set up Kidpower in the Netherlands after we had a great eye opening training in Santa Cruz.
I was delighted to see how serious personal safety topics were presented in a down to earth, but fun and emotionally safe way to young children. We are still using the skills today and many kids have had great results in (re)gaining self confidence and the joy of being able to go to school and play in the neighbourhood without being afraid of bullies.

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1 Eileen D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower does a great job of helping kids and other vulnerable groups to implement safety skills into their daily lives. They provide families with valuable resources and are very well managed.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The beauty of Kidpower is in it's simplicity and involvement of individuals in their own safety. By not just learning but practicing safety skills people are more prepared to deal with threatening situations, defend their boundaries and advocate for themselves.

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1 Lynne

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower has been one of the greatest influence on me, my life, and my family. All of the workshops we attended helped us all grow with confidence. They also helped the mother in me see how great the tools my kids had to stay safe.
I have been a volunteer for our chapter, and believe the work they is so great, for so many people in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

KidPower has helped me gain self-confidence and turned my life around when I needed help. I learned many different ways to set boundaries and feel safe, it really changed my life both in my personal and professionnal activities. In fact, it did me so much good that I joined as a volunteer, and have been volunteering with KidPower for +10 years now.

2 Jennifer157

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower provides wonderful training in how to stay safe for children of all ages. They also are careful to walk their talk, in other words they operation the non-profit in a way that is respectful and not abusive of anyone. I admire them tremendously. I was honored to serve on their Board of Directors for many years.

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Donor

Rating: 5

KidPower teaches valuable safety skills to children and adults. This group really walks their talk, it is never ok to accept abuse. I have been involved with them for 20 years. I have practiced martial arts and taught self defense for many years and KidPower really does a great job, and it does it in a fun and safe way.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower brings, not just more safety, but more joy to people's lives. Kidpower's programs are tailored to fit all ages and abilities and focus on what people can DO ; they help people use the personal power they already have to build their skills and confidence. Kidpower empowers its participants by helping them use their minds, hearts and bodies to know how to act with awareness, calm and confidence, take charge of a problem, often even before its starts, and persist in getting help till they get the help they need. And Kidpower does this in age-appropriate way that stays fun for all involved.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower is an amazing nonprofit! First and foremost, the programs they offer on people safety are world-class. Their teaching methods emphasize teaching people practical skills in a safe and non-threatening manner. Any participant in any workshop will come away with a host of skills that are effective and useful for everyday living, as well as for keeping yourself safe in high risk situations.

I first came across Kidpower when I was looking for a program to help young women learn self-defense skills. At the time (over 20 years ago!) Kidpower was just developing the teen programs. I joined Kidpower, first as an office assistant and then as a teacher, and have remained committed to the organization in one way or another for all these years. Kidpower offers a resource to the world that is in a class of it's own! The interesting thing, is that although I first sought out Kidpower for self-defense skills, I quickly discovered that the skills they taught changed my life by helping me improve my self-esteem, practice effective boundary setting skills, and develop a more refined sense about how to stay out of danger in the first place.

I use the Kidpower resource library all the time. I refer to The Kidpower Book routinely as a parent, and I am now utilizing the Kidpower resources on bullying to address workplace issues. The writings, cartoons and videos that Kidpower has available are very helpful and easy to search.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower a changé ma vie autant au niveau personnel que professionnel !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kidpower, as an organization and community, practices what it teaches. The organization as a whole is ethical and its integrity shines through in its curriculum, staff, volunteers and programs. The dignity and respect of every human is honored allowing a person's powers to help keep themselves safe.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kidpower for 20 years, beginning as a volunteer. I have experienced interaction with this wonderful organization as a volunteer, mother of a child lucky enough to recieve these safety skills from age 5 through adulthood, instructor trainee, instructor, community liaison and Board Member. Our lives have been enriched through increased confidence in all of our interactions with people and our knowledge that we live safely every day. My continued work with Kidpower is to bring this confidence to others.