Our Values, Vision and Work
Where the Funds Are Used
Love Our Children USA Leadership
Celebrity Board of Governors
Love Our Children USA Committees
Love Our Children USA's Programs
"A Hundred Years From Now
It Will Not Matter What My Bank Account Was, The Sort Of House I Lived In, Or The
Kind Of Car I Drove...But
The World May Be Different
Because I Was Important In
The Life Of A Child."
– Forest Whitcraft
WHY LOVE OUR CHILDREN USA
Because each year over 3 million children are victimized and
neglected and those are
only the ones that are
reported! The actual number of child victims is estimated to be three times greater.
Because each year almost 1.8 million children are reported
missing – many of them
abducted from their own homes and front yards.
Because over 580,000 children in this country live in foster care.
Because 1 out of 7 kids and teens are approached by online predators every day.
Because 1 out of 4 kids are bullied
Because 43% of kids have been bullied online
This is why Love Our Children USA is dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence against children, and has become the
'go-to' prevention organization for all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S.
Public Education and Community Awareness
Offers prevention strategies, information
and resources to parents, child caregivers,
children, teens and to the general public.
- Over 5,000,000 visitors to our Web site
- Offering over 1600 pages of Web resources for parents and children which is constantly growing, as well as individual assistance to those at-risk and in need.
- Various police precincts in the country display our materials
- Community outreach
- Parenting Seminars
- Seminars for kids and teens
Public Awareness and Advocacy
- Working with communities, law enforcement, the media and celebrities.
- Blue Ribbon Pins, two awareness wristbands, Blue Ribbon Keychains and Break The Cycle Necklaces are sold on our Web site. We also create awareness through various community and cause-related marketing initiatives and events.
STOMP Out Bullying™
A signature program of Love Our Children USA, STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism and truancy, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It includes peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, in-school education, online and social media campaigns, posters, brochures and wristbands.
The program is an International print, TV and video campaign to end bullying and cyberbullying BEFORE it ever starts. Teaching kids and teens respect, kindness and compassion for others, as well as cyber safety, morals and ethics. It also focuses on school violence prevention.
Positive Parenting Seminars
Redefining parenting for the way we live
Today. Promoting positive changes in
parenting and family attitudes, along with
behavior and prevention strategies. Offering
small informative parenting seminars with
experts speaking on various parenting
Educating kids, teens and parents about “Safe Internet Practices”
National Love Our Children Day
National Love Our Children Day
celebrates America’s children on the first Saturday of every April. Recognized annually with a proclamation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the day is a celebration of children …much like Mother’s and Father’s day — but for children, was first introduced on ABC’s “The View.” It was created to acknowledge the value of children - giving them a healthy start. By giving kids the three essential
elements which are love, protection and respect, we give our children the confidence they need to become strong and fit adults.
Parents should take time to honor children each year on the first Saturday of April! Events will take place and communities across the country will celebrate their
children. This national celebration is an
initiative of Love Our Children USA.
By honoring, respecting and protecting
children and celebrating the loving relationship we all should have with them, we can keep them safe and protected and break the cycle of violence and neglect against them.
Reinforcing values of treating children
with kindness and respect, nurturing their development, maintaining their self-esteem, creating a safe, non-violent world in which they can live, and reinforcing loving, healthy families to give all children a healthy start.
The Darko Rapotez Memorial College Scholarship Fund For Aged Out Foster Youth
Scholarships will be awarded to youths who have aged out of the foster care
system on the basis of academic
excellence and need.
Youths from anywhere in the United States, who age out of the foster care
system and who ordinarily would not be able to afford a college education are
eligible to submit applications. Youths
must be emancipated or will be graduating from foster care, relative care and/or
The scholarship will be available to
undergraduate students who have aged out of the foster care system with a GPA
of 3.0 or higher. Each scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 to $10,000 and is
encouraged to reapply each year.
Additionally, they will be matched and mentored by business executives throughout their college education giving, them a real hands-on view of the business world.
We can stop the violence before it starts because ...
it is completely preventable!
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