“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is acutely aware of the need for programs which can help keep children safe. Kidpower teaches children skills to reduce the risk of victimization.
We refer people to Kidpower when asked about organizations which teach children safety and confidence-building skills. Their concern for children is immediately apparent."
El Paso County
"What is Kidpower’s effect in my school? Empowered children. Empowered to stand against bullies because they have been given the vocabulary to do so. Empowered to stand against predatory adults because they have the awareness to do so—as did the young boy last year who he shouted ‘No!' and fled back to our school from an adult closing in on him. Empowered to stand together as they move on into middle school, with the fully developed expectation that people respect and protect themselves and each other. Kidpower has been a major partner here in preparing our children internally, systemically, against the risk factors in an increasingly risky world. These people are smart, loving, appropriate, and powerful for kids."
Manitou Springs Elementary School
"Big Brothers Big Sisters is thrilled to have a partnership with Kidpower. Child safety is our number one priority, and no one does a better job of child safety training and empowerment than Kidpower."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado- Pikes Peak
“Kidpower has worked with Early Connections for over 10 years and is a valuable partner in supporting the safety of children in the Colorado Springs community.”
Chief Executive Officer
Early Connections Learning Centers
“Kidpower ‘s teaching is particularly valuable to children in disadvantaged circumstances as well as people with disabilities and survivors of violence in its many forms. Kidpower is really human power, put to its very best use.”
The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift
"Kidpower of Colorado Springs worked with our chapter to customize their outstanding curriculum to the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. They added even more visual cues, incorporated interpreters, and edited scenarios so that our kids could definitely relate to the role plays. Parents were so pleased to see their children be able to confidently draw boundaries in class, and I know that practice will be reinforced at home to help keep kids safe. I would highly recommend Kidpower classes to any group of kids!"
Colorado Families for Hands & Voices
"Children need to have knowledge and self-confidence to protect themselves from harm. These are the special gifts that Kidpower gives our community’s children."
“Children with disabilities, in the overall child population, are at a greater risk for abuse and neglect. Kidpower’s training has given our Zach’s Place Program staff the tools they need to help children with disabilities practice personal safety in their day to day activities. We are amazed to see the increase in safety awareness that the children have for themselves and for each other.”
Special Kids Special Families
“We are so appreciative of the work that you do with our most valued community asset, our children. The confidence and safety skills you teach our children is central to their growth and well being. Thanks for all you do and for being such an amazing community partner!”
Former Executive Director