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Kidpower is honored to be selected as the featured nonprofit partner by the Berkeley Playhouse for their upcoming performance of the award-winning Billy Elliot – The Musical, playing from February 16 to March 25.

This inspiring and heartwarming story is about Billy Elliot, a coal minor’s son in England, who overcomes prejudice, embarrassment, and hardship to realize his dream of becoming a ballet dancer.

The themes in the story about the importance of persistence, courage, and confidence – and the life-changing impact that even one adult advocate can have for a child who is going through a very hard time – the ability for people with very different beliefs to learn how to put love ahead of fear – and the healing power of friendship and kindness – resonate deeply with the values, knowledge, and skills that Kidpower teaches.

As part of Kidpower’s partnership with the Berkeley Playhouse, we are pleased to offer this discount code for 20% off the price of tickets to all shows except preview shows and Sunday matinees for our readers: KIDPOWER. To book your seats, click HERE.

Finally, here are a few of over 200 free resources from our online library that you can use and share with others:

Understanding Institutionalized Oppression: Protecting Young People From Prejudice Though Knowledge and Skill

Speaking Up About Putdowns

Unsafe Words We Use on Ourselves

The Kidpower Protection Promise

Kidpower Coloring Books in 11 languages


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Published: January 18, 2017   |   Last Updated: January 18, 2017

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.