Sonoma and Marin Teacher Resources
"The Polly Klaas Foundation was recommended to me to be a guest speaker to my 9th Living Skills class last year. They came and spoke to my students about Internet Safety and Human Trafficking. I was really impressed how well they connected with the students, and the data and information that they brought was shocking. The stories and real-life situations that were told are so close to home and really made my students take in everything that they were saying. I would highly recommend that all Middle Schools/ 9th grade have PKF come and speak to their students. I will be having them come back to my classes as well."
— Erica Chapin, Living Skills Teacher at Sonoma Valley High School
You have an exceptionally difficult job teaching your pre-teen and teen aged students. Not only are you preparing them for further education and eventual careers, but you are often helping them with issues so far outside of that realm that we wanted to be sure you have the resources necessary to help them navigate through the many social issues that are, or may potentially, affect their young lives.
"I am a fourth-year high school teacher in Sonoma County. After working with them for a few years, I can confidently say The Polly Klaas Foundation does an amazing job of presenting the dangers of social media and human trafficking. Their presentations are engaging and full of necessary facts that young adults need to know to be more aware of their surroundings. I recommend their program to any teacher who is willing to explore these important issues with their students." — Jenna Madsen, English Teacher at Elsie Allen High School & Maria Carrillo High School
"I teach 7th grade Physical Education in Rincon Valley Middle School. I had the pleasure of having Jenni Thompson from the Polly Klaas Foundation speak to our students about personal safety issues. These topics included social media safety, dangers of running away and sex trafficking of minors. Jenni was very professional and extremely thorough with her delivery of all information. Polly Klaas Foundation has always meant a lot to me, and I am very proud our school is now continuing with this education." — Chris Woodbury, Physical Education Teacher at Rincon Valley Middle School
"Last year, Casa Grande 9th grade students had the pleasuring of welcoming the Polly Klaas Foundation into their classroom. In just one class period, PFK offered an insightful, engaging presentation that covered topics ranging from child trafficking to internet safety. Students walked out of the classroom with a deeper knowledge and an overall understanding that the choices they make can quickly affect the lives of themselves and the community around them." — Josh Hunt, Social Sciences Teacher at Casa Grande High School
"The Polly Klaas Foundation has been coming to talk with my students for 4 years about important safety topics within the social media realm, including the methods adult predators use to lure young people to run away from home for nefarious reasons. Their presentation contains concrete information that my students need to help them not only understand these issues, but also to combat the dangers they face both online and in the real world." — Lynne Moquete, Human Interaction Teacher at Casa Grande High School
The Polly Klaas Foundation provides education for 7th - 9th grade students in Sonoma and Marin Counties about the correlation between being safe online and in the real world. During our 45-minute session, we cover important safety topics within the social media realm and instill an understanding that there are adult predators online who may be attempting to lure our kids into running away, which can have devastating consequences. This presentation arms students with information necessary to be aware of what red flags to look for, how to respond, and also provides a pathway for any students who may have already been victimized online, so they know there is help out there, and where to find it.
If you are interested in bring our highly trained staff to speak at a school assembly or in your classroom, please fill out the form below and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.