What Gifts Pay For
Kidpower exists because of the generosity of many different individuals, companies, and foundations – and, thanks to their help, Kidpower’s reach continues to grow. This support is essential in increasing Kidpower’s capacity to provide effective child protection, positive communication, and personal safety skills to protect people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse by empowering them with awareness, action, and skills.
Financial contributions make it possible to:
- Provide and expand our extensive free on-line Library of articles, videos, podcasts, and webinars that is visited by over 60,000 people a month.
- Publish affordable publications that give in-depth descriptions of how to use the
Kidpower method and curriculum for families, schools, and youth organizations.
- Consult with organizations serving children and teens who live and/or work on the streets in India, Nepal, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.
- Develop new curriculum to increase the safety of people facing difficult life challenges such as disabilities, domestic violence, poverty, living in a high-crime neighborhood, parents with drug or alcohol addiction, or being targets of hate crimes.
- Establish International Child Protection Month as an ongoing initiative to inspire, promote, and support adult leadership in protecting and empowering young people.
- Provide free e-mail advice to anyone who writes to us for help with a safety problem.
- Provide scholarships in California so no one is turned away for lack of money from any of our public workshops.
Here is what different amounts can pay for:
$1 or more combined with other gifts helps to further our vision of giving Kidpower 4 Every School!
$25 provides educational Safety Comics with directions to a family in need, that can be used again and again to introduce and discuss how to be safe with people.
$35 provides a teacher with personal safety and positive peer lessons that can be taught in the classroom year after year.
$50 covers the cost of teaching a child in need in a classroom or youth group, giving hands-on practice of essential safety skills.
$100 provides on-line advice to worried parents concerned about their child being bullied or abused, or after a kidnapping attempt.
$130 provides a scholarship to a full-force parent-child workshop for a very low-income family so a child can practice self-defense skills along with everyday safety skills.
$250 provides a school or youth organization with extensive cartoon-illustrated curriculum with social stories and coaching on how to teach skills that help children develop positive relationships, increase their confidence, and take charge of their safety.
$500 provides long-distance safety coaching via email and Skype to an organization serving youth in a developing country.
$850 covers the cost of a parent-child workshop for 20 families in a school, housing project in a very low income neighborhood, or community organization.
$950 provides a scholarship to our three-day Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Institute to an educator, law enforcement official, social worker, or youth group leader who will bring these skills back to school or organization that is serving children who face very difficult life challenges.
$1,200 covers the cost of creating and making widely accessible a new free safety article that will increase the safety of thousands of people from all over the world– you can even request a topic important to you!
$1,800 provides a staff training to an organization serving people with disabilities so that they can learn how to integrate Kidpower skills into their ongoing activities.
$2,000 provides a Kidpower-in-Action program with mentoring and coaching to an educator serving children in very low income neighborhoods or who face a greater risk of violence.
$5,000 covers the cost of a professional from an NGO serving youth in danger in a developing country to come to our instructor training program and receive follow-up support.
$10,000 sponsors a three-day Kidpower Skills for Child Protection Advocates Training Institute for a community.
$15,000 covers the cost of producing and publishing of a new book adapting our curriculum to meet specific needs, such as teaching personal safety skills to people with disabilities or seniors.
$20,000 covers the cost of producing a new educational public service video that will increase access to key safety skills and knowledge from Kidpower for people all over the world.
$30,000 covers the cost of sponsoring a widespread online and print media campaign to raise awareness about what parents and other caring adults can do to protect their children from bullying, violence, and abuse by empowering them with knowledge and skills.