Uniting Communities for Kids

Partnering to end the cycle of abuse and neglect The Kempe Foundation is partnering with other organizations in our community to explore various threats to healthy child development. Through this event series, we are bringing together community partners to help shine a light on how threats like child sex trafficking, mental health challenges, substance abuse… MORE +

World-Class Illusionist and Magician to Headline Imagine 2019 Luncheon

On March 14, 2019, The Kempe Foundation will host its signature fundraising luncheon, Imagine 2019: Believe in Magic, featuring American illusionist and magician Jason Bishop. Bishop has starred in two Off-Broadway productions and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. He entertains audiences with one remarkable illusion after another,… MORE +

De-Bunking the Myths of Child Sex Trafficking

Across the globe, child sex trafficking is a $99 billion enterprise, making it the second largest illegal trade behind drugs. It reaches every corner of Colorado, but has largely been ignored and become a hidden epidemic that is destroying lives and endangering Kempe’s mission to protect children. On October 4, 2018, we convened a group… MORE +

The Role of Caseworkers in Fighting Youth Sex Trafficking

Child welfare caseworkers are an invaluable resource in helping communities respond to the sex trafficking of children. Children involved with child welfare are at a greater risk for being targeted by traffickers because of their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance from friends and family, traumatic experiences and emotional vulnerability. Therefore, it is imperative that… MORE +