FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KidSafe Foundation Receives $6,615 Grant from Community Foundation
BOCA RATON, FL (July 30, 2013) — KidSafe Foundation is pleased to announce it was awarded a $6,615.00 grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. KidSafe Foundation will use the grant to enhance their instructor training program. The funds will support their efforts to refine the entire KidSafe teacher training program including updating the teacher training manual, developing and training ten educators to teach the KidSafe program and enhancing all testing procedures. Since 2009 KidSafe Foundation has educated over 35,000 children throughout South Florida to prevent child abuse, bullying and internet dangers.
“We are beyond grateful to the Community Foundation and their donor for providing us with this grant, “comments Sally Berenzweig, KidSafe Foundation Co-Founder. “This award will assist us in our unwavering efforts to provide highly qualified, trained instructors to educate our children and prevent child abuse, bullying and internet dangers.”
“The Community Foundation, together with our donor, is pleased to support the KidSafe Foundation and their program to educate our youth,” comments Daryl Houston, Community Investment Officer. “Our donor’s charitable wishes are to support programs and organizations that address concerns related to abused and neglected children. KidSafe’s instructor training program was the perfect match that allowed us to connect our donor to a cause that is meaningful to them.”
“Sadly, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted by the time they’re 18 years old. KidSafe believes that 95% of child abuse and exploitation is preventable through education,” comments Cherie Benjoseph, KidSafe Foundation Co-Founder. “That statistic alone exemplifies why it is important for KidSafe to provide safety education programs to children and adults in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. We thank the Community Foundation for helping keep our kids safe.”
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 keep all children safe from child abuse, bullying and internet dangers. In 2012 KidSafe brought education programs to over 5,000 adults and 2,500 children received the full 8 week KidSafe for Kids program.