The Colorado Center, located in Colorado Springs, was established in 1994. To date, more than 63,000 individuals have received Kidpower training in our community.
Kidpower of Colorado is a local center of Kidpower International, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in California in 1989 and directed by Irene van der Zande. Kidpower’s safety and confidence-building training has reached more than 4 million children, teens, and adults worldwide.
Kidpower offers comprehensive safety education programs in several formats. Kidpower values collaboration and is proud to have partnered with more than 200 agencies, organizations and schools in our community.
What happens in these programs? Young people learn simple, effective “People Safety” skills. “People Safety” refers to people being emotionally and physically safe, both with themselves and others. Instead of using fear to teach children about safety, Kidpower makes it fun to learn how to be safe.
Successful practice in age-appropriate role-plays can prepare young people to build stronger relationships, increase confidence, advocate for themselves and others, manage difficult situations and reduce their risk of bullying, abuse and abduction. Kidpower also helps open the lines of communication between kids and their trusted adults so they can get the help they need and adults are given tools to respond to their children.
Kidpower programs are developmentally and culturally appropriate. Kidpower classes locally have been delivered in English, Spanish and Sign Language.