KidSafe Awarded Grant from Schmidt Family Foundation

KidSafe Foundation Awarded Grant From The Schmidt Family Foundation To Provide KidSafe Prevention Education Programs To Elementary Schools In Palm Beach County

 

Boca Raton, FL—KidSafe Foundation (www.kidsafefoundation.org) has been awarded a generous grant from Schmidt Family Foundation to provide KidSafe Foundation’s customized prevention education programs to Palm Beach County Elementary Schools. This grant will provide “KidSafe for Kids” an 8 week in school program for children ages 4 – 12, parent seminars and teacher workshops. Empowering our children through the skills taught through KidSafe will make their life a safer reality. Education is the key in prevention and can play a huge part in academic growth, social development and emotional balance.

 

Child abuse continues to plague our society. The statistics are staggering; 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually exploited before they reach the age of 18. KidSafe is changing these statistics by providing education to children, parents and teachers. KidSafe can’t do this alone and we thank The Schmidt Family Foundation for understanding the importance of providing prevention education to children and adults and helping us to reach so many.” said Sally Berenzweig Cofounder and Executive Director of KidSafe Foundation

 

“The Schmidt Family Foundation is pleased to support KidSafe Foundation, a valuable organization that is dedicated to the health, education and well-being of this community.” said Karen Krumholtz, Executive Director The Schmidt Family Foundation  

 

About The Schmidt Family Foundation:

The Schmidt Family Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to helping people help themselves. By providing an appropriate financial catalyst, the Foundation gives individuals the means to alleviate suffering or to make the most of their given abilities, that they make the greatest returns to society. The Foundation provides funding to local organizations as a way to give back to the community which Charles E. and Dorothy F. Schmidt were a part of for so many years, and is committed  to providing grants to non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that meet our guidelines.

http://www.schmidtfamilyfoundation.org/

 

 

About The KidSafe Foundation

KidSafe is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2009 by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph LCSW – child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers, and moms on a mission to provide education to children and adults to prevent child sexual abuse, bullying and internet dangers. www.kidsafefoundation.org

 

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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