San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Kidpower, a nonprofit leader in child safety and self-protection skills education, and Escuela Popular, an East San Jose school serving low-income kids, announce the launch of a micro-donations fundraiser to help bring Kidpowers bullying prevention and healthy relationship skills training to the entire school community – the kids, teachers and parents.
The elementary school students created a video to promote their efforts to stop bullying and make Escuela Popular a fun, safe place to learn. Bullying is 2-3 times more likely to occur at school than on the way to and from school, according to the US Secret Service and Department of Educations Threat Assessment in Schools.
At Escuela Popular we educate to transform lives. And that means that we need to provide (students) with all the tools necessary to combat bullying and violence at school, home and in their communities, says Acting principal of Escuela Popular Dual Language Academy, Daisy Barocio, in the video. We want to ensure that we are able to provide a space where they can learn and learning cannot happen if they feel it’s not safe.
The kids video and fundraiser are hosted on the Kidpower.org website at http://www.kidpower.org/escuela-popular-fundraiser/ where people can donate $ 1, $ 5, or more, to help the students and the school community combat bullying, abuse and other violence. Donations will be doubled by a $ 5000 challenge grant from the Frieda Fox Family Foundation, which will enable the school to adopt Kidpowers people safety curriculum into the school and community culture to benefit thousands of students and families over the next five years and beyond.
Kidpower recently received the all-or-nothing challenge grant, which inspired the micro-donations campaign to benefit Escuela Popular, says Erika Leonard, Kidpowers California Services Program Manager. Our challenge is to raise the matching $ 5,000 using social media and web-based tools, including our website and online donations, to help generate new donations to support services for children from low income families in the San Jose area. Kidpower is partnering with Escuela Popular to bring training to their entire school community