Imagine 79 million people getting new skills to protect themselves and others!

It might seem impossible – but now, thanks to Workplace Options (WPO), the world’s leading provider of wellbeing solutions, we have the power to make it happen.

WPO has selected Kidpower International as their nonprofit partner for 2024 – and our theme is Empowering the Future!

Through our partnership, we’ll be making Kidpower workshops and educational resources accessible to their members – with the potential to reach more than 79 million people across 116,000 employers in 200 countries and territories, helping them and their loved ones have safer, happier lives!

WPO will also be inviting their talented workforce to volunteer for Kidpower and providing other support that will strengthen our organization and our capacity to serve people of all ages, abilities, and life situations worldwide.

This amazing partnership is thanks to our nonprofit consultant, Sean Kosofsky with Mind the Gap Consulting, whose 30 years of expertise and hard work have been transformational in helping to increase Kidpower’s capacity, visibility, and sustainability since he started working with us in 2020.

Learn more in this WPO press release – and, we will be sure to keep you updated as we work together to further our shared vision of Empowering the Future!

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Published: September 8, 2023   |   Last Updated: September 8, 2023

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.