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“Kidpower is the best program I know for providing skills to protect children from bullying and abuse.” ~ Robert Meltzer, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Owner

My Gym instructors teach Kidpower Safety Minutes to thousands of children worldwide ever week.

Did you know? Thanks to donations from people like you, Kidpower has helped 100s of schools, organizations, and companies with our expert consulting, training, and curriculum development, so that they can effectively use the safety skills and strategies we teach in their own important services.

These collaborations lead to what we call the “Multiplier Effect” which furthers our reach exponentially. Why? Because millions more youth and their adults can gain greater safety and confidence through access to our vital safety skills, positive practice teaching approach, and promoting inclusiveness.

Some examples: We donated extensive support for our Partners in Protection projects that greatly multiply our reach, such as:

Tyler Clementi Foundation was founded by the Clementi family to prevent bullying through inclusion and the assertion of dignity and acceptance as a way to honor the memory of Tyler: a son, a brother, and a friend. We provided consulting and language to help craft their current #Day1 Declaration, Upstander Pledge, and #Day1 school resources — which have now reached over 600,000 people!

Positive Coaching Alliance provides training and curriculum that helps hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the US become “better athletes, better people” each year. We serve as one of their National Advisors and co-created videos and curriculum for their coach & parent training about protecting youth athletes from abuse.

Hands & Voices is the largest parent advocacy organization in the U.S. for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, serving more than 12,000 families directly and providing resources to more than 34,000 education professionals who work with these children each year. We donated child abuse prevention advice, curriculum, articles, and contributions for a specialized “Safety Toolkit for families” for their “O.U.R. Children Project.

When we work together, we can do so much more than we can do on our own. Your donations help make this possible.

If you have already donated, we deeply appreciate your support. THANK YOU!

There is still time to have your donations DOUBLED!
Please know your gifts in any amount helps us bring skills for safety, healthy relationships, and freedom from the misery of bullying and abuse to people in need.

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Remember: Every dollar does wonders!

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Published: December 31, 2019   |   Last Updated: December 31, 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.