I decided we needed some spotlights on the people who spend their lives trying to better the world for so many of us. So I’m starting Shout out Tuesday
First up is Kidpower which I found out about when a fellow Pagan Mama posted this photo
I decided to Google Iren Van de Zande because that’s what Google was made for and I found out that she is a co-found of this wonderful organization
Kidpower’s Mission is “To teach people of all ages and abilities how to use their power to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves.”
They started in 1985 after Iren Van de Zande was on an outing with a group of children and a stranger rushed the group apparently with the intent on taking one of the children. Iren was able to keep all the children safe and scare off the attacker/ would be kidnapper. It has grown to an organization that has programs for bully prevention, abuse prevention as well as stranger safety Whats more the age range has grown to include programs that work with young kids but also TeenPower and SeniorPower.
Yay for Iren Van de Zande for her wonderful work and being a warrior for the people and especially for our deal little ones.
I will leave you with this link to an article she wrote on Helping kids Regain Their Emotional Safety After a Tragedy.
Keep up the fight for the Future!