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Why Your Gift Makes a Difference!

“Thank you, Kidpower! You showed me how to stop the hurtful shunning that was happening in my classroom!”

Teaching skills for becoming leaders for safety, respect, and kindness.

The mother calling me was upset. I could hear the sadness in her trembling voice as she said, ‘My daughter doesn’t want to come to school because nobody wants to play with her. This happened to me when I was a child and I hate the idea that she has to go through the same painful experience. You’re the teacher. Can’t you fix this?

I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure what else to do. I’ve always discussed the importance of safety and respect with my students, but clearly we needed something more. Just me telling them what to do wasn’t enough. We needed a way to practice what to say and do in the moment when problems like this arise.

Kidpower’s Bullying Prevention and Positive Peer Communication Program gave me essential skills I could teach my students so that they are far better prepared to stop and prevent the behaviors of shunning and exclusion – for this girl and with all my students. Now I hear them speaking up, setting boundaries, and standing up for each other in very positive and clear ways.

These are skills that every child in every school should have, and I can’t thank Kidpower enough for make these resources available to educators.

~ Paul, a middle school teacher

Your gift makes a difference!

Thanks to donations from Kidpower Supporters like you, Paul and other teachers are receiving training, coaching, and educational resources to prepare their students to become leaders for safety and respect.

Will you help?

We’ve set the goal to raise $5,000 by the end of #GivingTuesday, December 3rd!

Remember: Every dollar does wonders!

** Plus, your donation will be DOUBLED with a matching gift from a member of our leadership circle. **

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Published: November 28, 2019   |   Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.