Kidpower International
Santa Cruz, CA
Contact:  Irene van der Zande, Executive Director and Founder (800)467-6997, (please put ‘mitzvah project’ in the subject line of your email)

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to providing effective and empowering child protection, positive communication, and personal safety skills for all ages and abilities. These skills can protect children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, from bullying, abuse, harassment, kidnapping, and other violence – and prepare them to take charge of their own well-being and to develop healthy relationships that will enrich their lives. Since 1989, Kidpower has served over 3 million people through our extensive online Library, books, workshops in places where we have centers, and long-distance consultation and training.
As a mitzvah project from anywhere in the world, young people can support our organization through:
1. Fundraising to support our work and to increase awareness about how to prevent and stop most bullying, violence, and abuse.
2. Sharing links to with information about our online educational resources with educator and other professionals, parents and , and other young people in their own communities.
3. Being a Safety Leader in their own schools, youth activities, and families by making the Kidpower Put Safety First Commitment and inviting others to do the same – and teaching some of our skills

For another example how you can help Kidpower, see what Max did for his bar mitzvah project!