by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Aug 25, 2016
I took this photo of a roadside sign next to a benign-looking creek near my home because it reminded me of the one of the most important skills we teach in Kidpower, which is to move away from trouble. Inertia – the tendency to stay put if we are still or to keep going in the […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Mar 28, 2012
Like so many, we are deeply sad that 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a Florida high school student, was shot by 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Sad for a young life cut short. Sad for his family and friends. We cannot help asking questions and seeking answers about what might have made a difference – and might help to prevent this from happening again.