The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization started by Edward E. Burr in 1997 on the one-year anniversary of the death of Monique Burr, his late wife, to continue her legacy of child protection and child advocacy. This year, MBF is celebrating its 22nd anniversary, and although our strategies may have changed over the years, our core mission has remained the same – protecting children through prevention education. Research shows that 95% of abuse is preventable through education, which is why we created the MBF Prevention Education Programs for children and youth in K-12th grade.
Our elementary school, middle school, high-school, athlete and after school programs educate and empower students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers.
To date, MBF has trained over 3,000 facilitators who have implemented MBF Child Safety Matters® and MBF Teen Safety Matters® lessons to over 3 million students. Our President / CEO, Lynn Layton, and the entire MBF team are excited about the upcoming school year and reaching more students with the expansion of MBF Teen Safety Matters® through 12th grade and our new programs, MBF Athlete Safety Matters™ and MBF After-School Safety Matters™ .
To learn more about the Foundation and our programs, visit http://mbfpreventioneducation.org!