The Monique Burr Foundation for Children Honored With 2013 Childhelp Corporate Award

May 06, 2013, 15:39 ET from Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., was recently awarded with the 2013 Childhelp Corporate Award for their continued support of child abuse prevention and education through Speak Up Be Safe (SUBS), a national bullying and child abuse prevention program. The program is currently implemented in 50 counties across the state of Florida.   

"We are honored to be recognized among our peers," said Executive Director Lynn Layton. "Throughout the country, 3.2 million children are reported each year as being abused or neglected and our goal is to reach every child in the state of Florida by 2015. We encourage parents to partner with us to ensure that our children remain safe."

Speak Up Be Safe addresses safety from all forms of child abuse, bullying, cyber bullying and Internet dangers, and provides training and resources for parents and school personnel. The program has reached thousands of first through fifth grade students thus far, and has trained more than 650 facilitators in the state. SUBS is unique in that it is comprehensive, research based and age appropriate in its delivery of information for students. 

To learn more about bringing this program to your city or school, contact Lynn Layton at (904) 642-0210 or visit

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to give hope in the life of a child by providing its bullying and child abuse prevention program, Speak Up Be Safe™ (SUBS), throughout the state of Florida.

Since its introduction in 2010, the program has reached more than 270,000 elementary students across Florida. The Speak Up Be Safe program is made possible through donations, which is the foundation's greatest need, so that every child in every elementary school throughout the state of Florida can receive this safety training at no cost.

In partnership with Children's Safe Passage, the foundation will provide the sexual abuse prevention program, Darkness to Light Stewards of Children®, to help expand the reach of its prevention efforts.

For more information, call (904) 642-0210 or visit or

CONTACT: Nathalie Lobefaro, (904) 280-7960 or

COMPANY CONTACT: Lynn Layton, (904) 642-0210 or

SOURCE Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.