(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, FL (October 7, 2021) –Boca West Children’s Foundation was able to identify state funding matching the mission of KidSafe Foundation through the engagement of a government affairs specialist. Thank you to a bill, sponsored by Sen. Tina Polsky and Rep. Chip LaMarca, KidSafe Foundation has received nearly $185,000 from the Florida Appropriations budget for the new Stay KidSafe! Elementary Safety Education and Human Trafficking Prevention program.
Through these funds, Stay KidSafe! will be available to all teachers in the state of Florida at no cost. The program is an easy-to-use and comfortable personal safety and trafficking prevention program that uses animated videos and activities to empower children and build on their safety skills year after year. The Florida Department of Education has mandated that all students in grades kindergarten through 12th receive human trafficking prevention education.
Boca West Children’s Foundation, which has granted funds to KidSafe Foundation since 2010, congratulated the KidSafe Foundation leaders as well as thanked Senator Polsky and Rep. LaMarca for their hard work and concern for children’s safety on October 5 at Boca West Country Club. KidSafe discussed how this appropriation will help keep kids safe throughout Florida.
KidSafe Foundation has been educating children and their grown-ups about personal safety since 2009. They are on a mission to stop child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and their empowering children’s programming has taught over 60,000 children empowerment skills that are not just used to stay safe from abuse. With learning assertiveness and a right to their own body boundaries, the skills they learn help them make safe and smart choices. Empowered children become healthy, powerful adults.
“Our mission is to help at risk kids, and we have supported KidSafe Foundation since our inception,” said Pamela Weinroth, Executive Director of Boca West Children's Foundation. “We are so thrilled this new program has been funded by the state. We will be building strong, resilient children and safer communities."
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