Kidpower California

Kidpower California serves more than 20,000 people each year in programs for schools preK-college, businesses, agencies, clubs, and groups of families. Our services statewide are organized through offices in Castro Valley, Granada Hills, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Diego, and Santa Cruz.

Our center is also the founding location of Kidpower International and remains the location of the organization’s Central Office, which provides curriculum development, training of instructors, quality assurance, and center development support for our services worldwide.

During the pandemic, Kidpower California services are all online. Given the success of our virtual programs as well as the dramatically increased access made possible with online programs, we are more committed than ever to leading online and hybrid services even after we resume in-person workshops. The future of Kidpower California includes online, hybrid, and in-person services, all reflecting Kidpower’s well-established reputation for quality, effectiveness, and positivity.

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California Program Director Erika Leonard teaching boundaries on touch in a virtual community education program!

Our Service Partners


Here is a small selection of the hundreds of groups Kidpower California has served reflecting the broad spectrum of communities that arrange Kidpower workshops:


  • Abilities United, Palo Alto
  • Alameda County Department of Health – Visiting Nurses
  • AltSchool, San Francisco
  • Aspire Public Schools
  • Berkeley Turkish School
  • Boys and Girls Clubs, multiple regions
  • California Children’s Services, multiple regions
  • California Dept of Developmental Services Canyon Springs Facility
  • California Dept of Education’s School for the Blind, Fremont
  • California Hands and Voices
  • California Dept of Rehabilitation’s Orientation Center for the Blind
  • Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco
  • City of Mill Valley Mature Adults Program
  • City of Oakland Senior Companions & Foster Grandparents
  • College of Alameda
  • Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City
  • Contra Costa Office of Education
  • Down Syndrome Connection
  • Dublin Senior Center
  • El Nuevo Mundo Children’s Center, Richmond
  • Facebook, Menlo Park
  • German International School of Silicon Valley
  • Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts – multiple regions
  • Glide Foundation, San Francisco
  • GSA/Genders and Sexualities Alliance Clubs- various high schools
  • The Harker School, San Jose
  • Hospice of the Valley, San Jose
  • Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco
  • Junior Giants Baseball – Salinas PAL
  • La Familia, Bay Area
  • La Mesa United Methodist Children’s Center, San Diego
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Santa Clara County Youth Program
  • Los Angeles USD K-6 schools
  • Migrant Education Program of the Monterey COE
  • Miramonte High School, Orinda
  • Mountain View Los Altos Young Parent Program
  • MyGym Beverly Hills, Henderson, and Atwater Village
  • Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco
  • Oakland USD Visual Impairment Program, K-5 schools
  • Options for All, Santa Cruz
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lafayette
  • Safe Routes to School San Mateo County
  • Salinas City State Preschools
  • The Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
  • SF ILSP/First Place for Youth
  • Soroptimist International Districts I and II
  • Southern Marin Mothers Club
  • Stand with Trans – Bay Area
  • St. Peter Lutheran School, Lodi
  • Tenderloin Safe Passage, San Francisco
  • UCLA TIES for Families, Los Angeles
  • Ujima Family Services
  • United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay
  • Valley Center for the Blind, Fresno and Bakersfield
  • Wayfinder Family Services
  • Women’s Crisis Support Defensa de Mujeres, Santa Cruz
  • Yu Ming Charter School, Berkeley
  • Hundreds of preK-12 public schools in districts from Fremont, Hayward, Los Angeles, Monterey, Mt. Diablo, Oakland, Orinda, and Pittsburg to Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sonora, Vallejo, West Contra Costa

Our California Team

Program Director Erika Leonard joined the Kidpower team in 1995. Erika works together with a committed team of organizers and instructors to increase access to Kidpower services, skills, and resources throughout California’s diverse communities. Erika is also a Senior Program Leader serving as a member of the Kidpower International Training Team.

Kidpower Program Coordinator Amy Dahlen works directly with parents, educators, and other professionals to arrange Kidpower services tailored to the needs of their families or groups, ensuring that as many Californians as possible of all ages, abilities, and life situations get access to Kidpower skills and training.

Our ever-growing teaching team includes senior program leaders John Luna-Sparks, Antonie Del Bonta, Ryan Holmes, and as well as instructors Liam Bauer, Denlin Doty ,Kevin Grossman, Amy Lim, Kiona Medina,Sandhya Mysoor, Stefany Reed, Steve Sassone, Brian Thom, Matt Wittington, Becca Zemach-Lawler – and more working toward certification! Learn about training with Kidpower.

Kidpower California Central Office Staff
2019 Conference

Kidpower California Regional Offices

Kidpower International Headquarters & Central Office

Contact: Irene van der Zande
Position: Executive Director and Founder
Phone: 1-831-227-4723

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International
P.O. Box 1212
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Phone: 1-800-467-6997

Kidpower California Office Contact Information
For information about our California Workshops please call 1-800-467-6997 ext 1# or email us at

Contact: Erika Leonard
Position: California Program Director
Phone: (510) 334-2242

South Bay Office

Kidpower South Bay Office
51 E. Campbell Ave #129-1152
Campbell, CA 95008

East Bay Office

Kidpower East Bay Office
P.O. Box 2163
Castro Valley, CA 94546

North Bay Office

Kidpower North Bay Office
P.O. Box 4306
Santa Rosa, CA 95042

Sonoma Office

Kidpower Sonoma Office
P.O. Box 40
Sonoma, CA 95476

Los Angeles Office

Kidpower Los Angeles Office
3100 West Clark Ave
Burbank, CA 91505

San Diego Office

Kidpower San Diego Office
P.O. Box 178791
San Diego, CA 92117

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