"For the safe passage through childhood"

Thank you for your interest in our children’s safety organization.  We hope you have heard the call to action!  Our hearts were broken by the news of seven year-old Somer Thompson’s abduction and murder in 2009 at the hands of a child sexual predator.  Since then, we have been actively seeking solutions to prevent violence and sexual exploitation against children in our Northeast Florida community.  We know it is not an easy topic for discussion, and it takes courage to confront these issues, but we remain committed to our mission and we hope you will get involved and join our cause!

We have been blessed to work closely with the Monique Burr Foundation for Children since 2010.  Their core program, Child Safety Matters, is making a difference in northeast Florida and across the state.  In summary, MBF Child Safety Matters is a research–based, primary prevention education program for all Florida elementary schools, developed to educate and empower elementary students, school personnel and adults with information and techniques and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse, and all forms of child abuse.  Learn more at www.moniqueburrfoundation.org.


In 2012, we were introduced to the Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program developed by Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit headquartered in Charleston, SC whose mission it is to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse and is the only nationally distributed, evidenced-informed program of its kind. Learn more at
www.d2l.org.  We have been working with Monique Burr Foundation for Children to bring this incredible prevention training to Northeast Florida.  

In 2014, we collaborated with the First Coast YMCA organization to form the Northeast Florida Stewards of Children Coalition. The Stewards of Children training is available through participating organizations, requires only two hours of your time and costs only $10 for your education materials.  If you cherish the sanctity of a child’s safe passage through childhood, then this is your call to action!

Faithfully yours,

Mike Williams, Executive Director 

 

For more information about Children's Safe Passage, Inc., please contact Mike Williams at (904) 400-0726 or mwilliams@childsafepassage.org

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Proceeds from fundraising benefit several fine organizations:  Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Somer Thompson Foundation, and Darkness to Light Stewards of Children.