Safe Kids Now
To restore the HEART of the community to protect youth
Stephanie Mann founded Safe Kids Now http://www.safekidsnow.com in an effort to educate neigborhoods how as a community we can work together to not only keep our neighborhoods safe, but also to keep our children safe and protected. Remember Neighborhood Watch and how successful that program was? Well Stephanie’s idea is in tune with the same idea and is working very hard at taking Kids Safe Now nationwide.
Be Cause PR Teams Up With a Passionate One Woman Show
Cathy met Stephanie on Facebook in 2011 and thought yet again, why can’t Stephanie get someone to help her with PR? Cathy reached out to Stephanie and currently acts as her PR advisor on a pro bono basis. She has helped Stephanie think of other ways to reach out to her current and different audiences. She advised Stephanie about starting a social media campaign, teaming up with influential partners, getting more vocal with public appearances and speaking opportunities on television and the radio. Cathy writes press releases for Stephanie to send out on a proactive basis to educate as well to inform people about her program after such tragedies such as Sandy Hook. She covers everything from child neglect, bullying, gun control, education, hunger, etc. If you study Stephanie’s website you will see that she has become quite a podcaster, how she continues to team up with amazing partners and a board of directors, and has respect and support from high ranking officials. But this can’t be a ONE WOMAN show. Be Cause PR’s goal in helping Safe Kids Now is to get Stephanie exposure around the country with leading publications and influencers as well as to help her raise funds so she can have a communications and volunteer program in place. Keeping neighborhoods safe for our children should be a turn-key solution.
In 1969, my community had a crime wave!
Most of our crime problems were committed byWithin 2+ years, our residents worked together and decreased crime 48%.
Shirley Henke and I co-authored, “Alternative to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods.” It was published in 1975 with the help of California’s first lady, Nancy Reagan and the California Youth Authority. Thousands of copies were sold to police departments, police training centers, state and government agencies around the country, including the FBI. The book helped popularize “Neighborhood Watch” Program.
The two programs Be Cause PR is helping Stephanie drive are the Adopt A Block Guidebook and Street Safe Kids Guidebook.
The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook: 10 Steps to a Safe and Healthy Neighborhood
This program offers a simple plan for making any community a better place to live. In ten, easy-to-follow steps, the guidebook explains how a group of neighbors, members of a civic, service or religious organization, or local governments can “adopt” a one-block area and create safety zones throughout the community.
Street Safe Kids Guidebook
Street Safe Kids is a guidebook for preteens, teens and adults. The guidebook (142 pages) contains 138 discussion topics which include:
STEP 1. RECOGNIZE HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE
STEP 2. DISCOVER STRENGTH THROUGH PAIN
STEP 3. HANDLE ANGER IN A POSITIVE WAY
STEP 4. FIND YOUR CENTER
STEP 5. TRUST YOUR INTUITION AND INSTINCTS
STEP 6. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE
STEP 7. SET GOALS TO SUCCEED
STEP 8. MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH OTHERS
STEP 9. FIND YOUR INNER POWER
STEP 10 . DISCOVER YOUR UNLIMITED POWER
“Stephanie . . . You remain for me one of the most impressive citizen activists I’ve ever met.”
Bill Moyers PBS-TVFounder of Safe Kids Now Talking Her Talk
“A major aid to parents as they work to help their children avoid drugs, gangs, violence, and juvenile crime.”
Lynne C. Leach, Former California State Assemblywoman
If I’d been introduced to a program like ‘Street Safe Kids’ when I was younger, I am confident that I would not have made the self-destructive decisions, which led to multiple arrests, before I reached adult age.”
Joe Harrison, University Student – California
“Street Safe Kids will make a significant contribution toward the prevention of youth violence.”
Warren Rupf – Sheriff Contra Costa County, California
I have used the “Street Safe Kids” manual and it works. It is a peer to peer book which can be used for families of all ages.”
Sherrie Graham – Executive Director, OneStop Business Institute, Inc., Mobile, Alabama
“Street Safe Kids helps young people discover the power of their own consciences.”
Don Marx, Executive Director, Street Safe Teens
Author: Four national crime prevention books on family and neighborhood safety
• “Alternative to Fear: Guideline for safer neighborhoods”
• “Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime Where You
• “Street Safe Kids: 10 step guidebook to keeping kids safe”
• “The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook: 10 steps to a safe and
• Featured in: Parenting Magazine, LA Times, Women’s World,
Bottom Line Personal, Consumers’ Research and San Francisco
Chronicle and others.
Civic Leader: Founder, Klout for Kids, Street Safe Kids & The 5:14 Project, Safe Kids Now!
Awards: Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, CA Attorney General John K. Van De Kamp, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, Mayor Lionel J. Wilson of Oakland CA, Citizen of the Year, Orinda CA