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 21st 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 Child Safety Matters™ Prevention Education Series for children and youth in K-8th grade.
Our elementary school, middle school, 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 2 million students. Our President / CEO, Lynn Layton, and the rest of the MBF team are excited about the upcoming school year and reaching more students with our new MBF Athlete Safety Matters™ and MBF After-School Safety Matters™ .
To learn more about the Foundation and our programs, visit http://mbfpreventioneducation.org!