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EMPOWERING KIDS TO CHOOSE:
KidPOWER is our afterschool mentoring program created to counter the devastating combination of generational poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The sheer volume, intensity, and duration of the ACEs our children encounter exponentially amplifies the severity of their stress. However, recent medical research confirms that meaningful mentoring significantly and measurably mitigate the damaging effects of ACEs-related toxic stress.
Participants and mentors pair up in the fall and remain together throughout the school year. The positive synergy created by this relationship and its impact on mentors and children alike cannot be overstated.
While the program’s long-term effects defy quantification, short-term results have been impressive. Equipped with new tools to confront situations constructively and safely, participants learn to convert challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. In the process, destructive cycles are disrupted and victims are transformed into victors!