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Why Your Gift Makes a Difference!

“Teaching the kids in our club that it is ‘never too late to tell’ stopped abuse that had gone on for over a year!”

Ending secrecy is one of the most powerful ways to stop child abuse!

I have been using Kidpower’s 30 Skills Challenge every week in my youth group. The kids really enjoy the Kidpower lessons that we have been practicing, such as the Trash Can for insults with positive words to replace the hurtful ones, and Walk Away Power for leaving a situation before trouble starts. A few weeks ago I taught them that if someone is harming them, it is not their fault and it is never too late to tell.

One of the boys then went home and told his parents about a long-time family friend who had been abusing him for over a year. He told how that person had made him promise not to tell or they wouldn’t be able to see each other anymore and that would mean no more go-cart races or camping trips. The boy is now in counseling, and this man is now in jail!

Kidpower’s safety lessons helped this child have the confidence and courage to tell his parents and get the help he needs – and has also led to other kids being protected from this man’s predatory behavior. Thank you!

~ Marcia, youth group leader

Your gift makes a difference!

Thanks to donations from Kidpower Supporters like you, Marcia and other youth group leaders know how to teach kids about abuse prevention in ways that are fun rather than upsetting!

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: December 2, 2019   |   Last Updated: December 2, 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.