I Stand with Kids Month 2018

With the support of our sponsors and community we are poised for a record setting I Stand with Kids campaign this September. All proceeds support services for child abuse victims and their families.

About the Campaign

September is I Stand with Kids Month

First Witness strives every day to engage our community in creating a safe place for children to grow and thrive. This is the sixth year we are inviting individuals and businesses in our community to come together and show that We All Stand with Kids. By sponsoring a blue kid, your donation goes directly to the Safe and Strong Child© Program, our prevention/awareness curriculum focused in teaching kids about body safety in a developmentally appropriate way.  Every year, we do classroom presentations in the Duluth Public Schools and surrounding areas to teach children how to keep their bodies safe, and help them identify safe adults in their lives. This program is underfunded, yet we continue to work in collaboration with school districts to still offer the best prevention education. Why? Because it is too important not to. The curriculum is presented to children, parents and teachers so that everyone is being given the same information and all have an opportunity for questions. We started this campaign to help fund the Safe and Strong Child© program, and ensure our community is continuing its best efforts to keep our kids educated and safe!

October 2, 2018 – I Stand with Kids Day!
This is the day at the end of the campaign where we celebrate our hard work raising money and awareness. We will display all the blue kids that were sponsored throughout the month and have food, games and other activities for all families! The event will be at Memorial Park and the Valley Youth Center on Tuesday from 4PM – 6PM.

What are Blue Kids and why are they blue?
The blue kids are figurines cut out from wood, the size of a typical lawn sign. The figure is of two children, and the color blue represents the color of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention. You can personalize each blue kid with any positive and appropriate names or pictures you like, and we will display them at the Valley Youth Center on I Stand with Kids day on October 2, 2018.

Personalize your blue kid(s):
You can put your name, your family name, or pictures on them! Buy one for each of your children or grandchildren, or better yet…buy one for each member of your family! If you are a business or non-profit, we invite you to help sponsor as many blue kids as you can to brighten the event at the Valley Youth Center and inspire our community!

Ride for Kids!

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Pictures from past events



I Stand with Kids Videos 2016

I Stand with Kids Videos 2015

I Stand with Kids Videos 2014

I Stand with Kids Videos 2013

I Stand with Kids Videos 2012