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MILLION KIDS

Keeping Kids Safe From Predators

Riverside, CA   |  http://www.millionkids.org

Mission

Million Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that combats human trafficking and exploitation including child pornography, social media grooming & recruitment, and sextortion. Locally, we serve on the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) as the Training and Outreach Coordinator. Nationally, we provide lectures and training programs to corporations, civic groups, churches, and government agencies. Internationally, we support rescue and recovery programs in Southeast Asia and Haiti.

Ruling year info

2009

President and CEO

Opal Singleton

Main address

PO Box 7295

Riverside, CA 92513 USA

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EIN

26-3174662

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Children's Rights (R28)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Million Kids is working to keep kids safe from predators who exploit children through human (sex & labor) trafficking, sextortion, and producers of child pornography. Predators seek out vulnerable youth on the Internet using games, apps and social media to groom, seduce and recruit for sexual exploitation. According to the California DOJ - Attorney General's office, human trafficking is among the world's fastest growing criminal enterprises and is estimated to be a $150 billion-a-year global industry. Often the victim are minors who are in the foster system or seduced online through dating sites. In 2021, NCMEC processed over 29.3 million reports of online sexual exploitation as young people meet strangers online and exchange erotic photos. Then the blackmail begins. Research indicates that 57% of kids being blackmailed will sneak out to meet the predator to try to stop the exploitation. Sextortion changes the victims life forever as well as the life of their entire family.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

First Responder Training

Million Kids CEO, Opal Singleton has completed the Peace Officer Standardized Training program for educating and conducting training presentations for first responders including Law Enforcement, Fire Department Leadership, EMT and other emergency personnel. She is an Instructor for law enforcement leadership through the University of Southern California (USC) Price Institute for Safe Communities, and the USC School of Social Work LEAD program for Los Angeles Police Department. Opal Singleton is also an Instructor for Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy, a national academy educating first responders across the nation. Million Kids routinely provides education and training programs for law enforcement personnel as a guest instructor across the nation.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

Million Kids is contracted with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to provide services as their Education and Outreach Coordinator. This program allows us to use our human trafficking expertise and marketing and training skills to develop programs that combat human trafficking and child exploitation in Southern California. We have trained over 250,000 government and individual leaders about labor trafficking, child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation in the US and Internationally.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Million Kids has operated vocational and specialized support programs for NGOs that provide victims services for children who have been exploited or trafficked.  Much of their work has focused on Southeast Asia, (Cambodia, Thailand, Mynamar) but in recent months has expanded to Haiti, Mexico and Kenya.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Million Kids - Missing Kids is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.? Photos and information of missing kids submitted to Million Kids will be emailed out to subscribers of the MKMK network in a four-county area and posted on the Million Kids Facebook page. ?Subscribers can then also share the missing child's information and help to spread the word. This is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

"EXPLOITED - Crimes Against Humanity" is our FREE global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that includes a powerful weekly podcast that reaches 170 countries and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. All of the shows are archived so you can listen at your convenience.

Each week we analyze real cases of exploitation from the perspective of law enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. Stay up-to-date on the predators’ methods of operation. Learn about new technologies and how predators use them to groom kids. Explore how law enforcement identifies the crime and looks at evidence. Understand the psychology of grooming. Hear other experts and learn what you can do to prevent exploitation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Emergency responders

All across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

BASED ON REAL CASES, "Exploited - Crimes and Technology," is all about how criminals use technology to exploit the innocent and how to keep kids safe from predators. The show airs weekly on KTIE, a commercial AM radio station in San Bernardino, California, owned by the Salem Media Group, based in Camarillo, California, that airs conservative talk radio format.

Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on AM590 The Answer. If you live outside of the Inland Empire you can still listen live by going to: http://www.am590theanswer.com or find all of the past shows archived at: https://soundcloud.com/exploitedcrimes

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping "the life" by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim's life!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Sex workers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, Non-adult children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Notes and reports are created each time Most training is done in person and this number does not reflect media based training. 2020 number reflects the lack of personal training during Covid

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Educate as many young people and the community as we can about human trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation so we can prevent it from happening to anyone.
2) Research and provide the latest information on emerging technologies and how it affects crime and crime-solving. Provide this information to law enforcement, intel-agencies, and critical players involved in identifying predators and prosecuting them.
3) Continue our radio programs “Exploited: Crimes and Technology" on Salem Media AM 590.
4) Support LEO with coordinating immediate aid for victims of sex trafficking, and assist their family to arrange counseling.
5) Use recognized current positive influences on social media to share with young people about accountability on the Internet, how to be an influencer for good, and how character matters to make them less vulnerable.
6) Expand the Missing Kids program to help parents with missing children to find them as quickly as possible. Expand our network to get the flyers out locally. Support the parents with help as needed.
7) Distribute a documentary "Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic" to all high school students across the U.S. that will educate them.
8. Educate first responders about advanced technology used by criminals that are changing how crimes are committed and resulting in large scale foreign national trafficking and sextortion rings are affecting our kids.

Million Kids conducts hundreds of hours of research on human trafficking, sextortion, child pornography, social media exploitation and technology by reviewing real cases each day. Insights and news releases are shared with our followers each day, as well as, personal reviews shared with law enforcement, civic leaders, government agencies and education leaders. We also serve as the Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT).

Million Kids has educated over 500,000 school officials, civic groups, parents and teens about how traffickers use social media to access, groom, recruit and exploit young people. We have worked closely with many school districts, as well many foster agencies and group homes in Southern California. Prevention and intervention is key to helping both teens and parents overcome their naivety regarding online sexual exploitation. We will continue to educate as well as distribute the documentary.

We host a weekly radio show to provide free information to the public in Southern California communities, and a podcast reaching the globe.

Million Kids operates a robust social media program to educate the public about the latest cases. Our Facebook page regularly posts new cases so the public and first responders can understand the many configurations exploitation cases take on and, more importantly, we use it to educate youth, so they will not become victims.

Additionally, we maintain two websites to educate the public: http://www.millionkids.org and http://www.exploitedcrimes.com

Million Kids is strategically positioned to accomplish our goals through experience, partnerships, credibility, media, educational resources and development, .

We are unique that we have thousands of hours of research on critical subjects impacting human/child exploitation based on actual cases through our involvement with RCAHT and other task forces.

Opal Singleton, President and CEO, is a ten plus year veteran in working to keep kids safe, and works tirelessly to get the message out. She has connections around the globe giving her access to what is happening and providing opportunities to educate adults and youth.

Opal has authored two books giving her credibility about her knowledge. The first: “Seduced: The Grooming of America's Teenagers," which is in the fifth printing. Her latest book, "Societal Shift: A World Without Borders... A Home Without Walls" was released in January of 2019. Both books are being revised to keep current.

Million Kids has number of media forums to spread the message including a radio show to educate the public around the globe and keep them current. Social media is a big factor as well.

Million Kids always looks for ways to expand who can be educated and partners with others as needed. We have developed training curriculum for First Responders including Law Enforcement, Fire Department Leadership, EMT and other emergency personnel. We have developed and trademarked an education curriculum for teenagers entitled: “The Love Trap" and have subsequently developed over 40 variations of educational programs for specialized applications.

Million Kids influence will expand even more as the documentary, set to be released Q1 2021, is to be distributed free of charge to every school across the nation. This documentary educates viewers to the realities of the World Wide Web. They learn where illicit photos and videos go when people hit "send." They see how thousands of kids each year are victimized through sextortion, social media exploitation, sex trafficking and child pornography. Real-life cases are discussed. It challenges our kids to take ownership and responsibility over their Internet usage.

Million Kids has educated more than 500,000 individuals across the United States with live, in-person and online presentations about sex and labor trafficking, sextortion, social media exploitation and child pornography. We have conducted tens of thousands of hours of research on advancing technologies and how it relates to crime and crime solving, especially as it relates to the crime of child sexual exploitation. Our free global radio podcast program, "Exploited: Crimes Against Humanity," has provided over 150 hours of training on subjects such as human trafficking and social media exploitation to the public.

Million Kids has successfully published tens of thousands of copies of "Seduced: The Grooming of America's Teenagers" to empower and educate parents, teachers, first responders, social workers, therapists and teenagers about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit innocent young people through social media. Million Kids has supported the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force for six years. This partnership has resulted in the identification, apprehension and conviction of Eliberto Jacobo... Riverside County's largest sex trafficking case with over 100 teenage victims of sexual exploitation.

Million Kids is committed to distributing a specialized documentary for high school and middle school students that will be provided FREE to every school in America. The documentary "Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic is exciting, impactful and helps students understand how the World Wide Web is constructed, complete with advancing technologies such as vaporware, artificial intelligence, encryption, crypto currency and the Dark Net. It is critical for young people to understand how the world of technology works so they can become the influencers to teach the next generation on how to use technology in a way that is safe and empowering and keep younger users from being exploited by a predator.

Financials

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MILLION KIDS

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Opal Singleton

Million Kids

Term: 2009 -

Opal S Singleton

Million Kids

John Sawyer

Ken Kidby

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.