The Rosalie, Joseph & River (RJR) Fund for Kidpower
The Rosalie, Joseph and River (RJR) Fund for Kidpower will provide scholarships for children and families who cannot afford to pay for the phenomenal programs that Kidpower provides. The RJR Fund for Kidpower is named in honor of Rosalie (the stillborn daughter of Vicky Gregor and Connie Brachtenbach), Joseph (the stillborn son of Mike and Alison Gerbig) and River (the stillborn child of Cami Benge and Gloria Kulzer). We have a deep commitment and great hope, that this fund will provide a conduit for our little angels to "be here" for the children that Kidpower serves, while providing a pathway for our unborn children to actually "live" through the RJR Fund for Kidpower.
For the third year in a row, we are very excited to support fundraising efforts for the RJR Fund for Kidpower, insuring that the RJR Fund will live into perpetuity, honoring the memory of our children, Rosalie, Joseph and River, while creating opportunities for children and their families to experience Kidpower's mission in action.
Child abuse statistics are tragic. Kidpower represents hope. Instead of using fear to teach children to be safe, Kidpower is fun and empowering! Kidpower teaches young people verbal and physical safety skills to reduce their risk of emotional and sexual abuse, bullying, assault and abduction. Kids learn to use their voices to speak up about safety concerns and get help from trusted adults. Students role-play skills in situations relevant to their lives and adapted to their abilities. Kidpower of Colorado has trained nearly 47,000 kids and adults since beginning in 1994, and has never turned away a child in financial need. Parents, teachers and other caring adults are also equipped with a common language and set of experiences to foster healthy relationship skills in the children under their care.