Last year, we launched Kidpower’s “One Million Safer Kids” initiative with the goal of making at least a million more young people safer by July 1, 2016. Our purpose is to protect 1 million more kids from bullying, violence, and abuse through new tools and partnerships to provide greater knowledge, action, and skills to parents, teachers, and other caring adults.
With the help of many of you, we have increased the safety of over 300,000 children so far by making Kidpower’s personal safety skills and knowledge far more accessible to families, schools, and youth organizations everywhere.
Thanks to the support of generous donors and the expertise of Storytellers for Good, we have just released a heartwarming “One Million Safer Kids” video to further this initiative.
In 5 short minutes, this new video shows:
- how to make it fun for kids to practice safety skills
- the empowerment they gain
- the peace of mind this brings to their parents
- the story of how Kidpower began
I hope that watching this video will inspire people to help us reach even further and faster – to share Kidpower with all of the kids in their lives, in their communities, and around the world.
Please take 5 minutes to watch this video and then a few more minutes to share it with others.
You will be helping Kidpower to reach worldwide to provide parents, teachers, and children with greater access to our often life-saving personal safety and confidence-building skills.
Kidpower was started in 1989 after I protected a group of children, including my own, from a man threatening to kidnap one of them. Since then, Kidpower has helped more than four million young people learn to protect themselves from bullying and abuse, and build healthy relationships. We hope to boost that number rapidly through our One Million Safer Kids initiative.
A world with One Million Safer Kids is a better world for all of us. It is a world with more joyful playgrounds, classrooms, and neighborhoods. It is a world with more relationships strengthened by strong boundary setting skills. It’s a world with less trauma and injury. It is a world where children (and parents) feel safer because they are empowered. The potential ripple effect of One Million Safer Kids is both staggering and achievable.
One Million Safer Kids starts with one – one child protected, one safety skill taught, one resource shared, one gift of time or money- your actions today can help to keep a child safe tomorrow!
Remember – we love to hear from you! Please keep telling us your stories about how Kidpower has helped bring more safety, more fun, and less fear into the lives of you and your loved ones. Please keep asking your questions about how to protect and empower the young people in your care. We do our best to provide personal answers to everyone who writes to us. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.