History of Organization
The "Ambassadors For Kids" (A4K) Club believes kids can make a positive change in their schools, neighborhoods, places of worship, and homes by speaking out against abuse and harassment towards themselves, their siblings, friends, and other youth. The primary objective of the A4K club is to educate children on the forms of abuse, including bullying; and encourage and empower them to speak out to help stop or even prevent abuse from occurring. The organization provides information and resources to parents, teachers and children.
The Youth Ambassadors For Kids Club (A4K) was founded in 2011 by Lin Seahorn, Executive Director of Children Without A Voice (CWAV USA) www.CWAVusa.org and the Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) www.MMACA.us. Ms. Seahorn, a long time child advocate and abuse survivor herself, started these organizations to expose the silent epidemic of child abuse and neglect in the U.S. and help ensure the welfare of our future generations. She has been recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives, U.S. Senators and various organizations for her work in child abuse prevention.
In December 2014, the organization's leadership and operation was transferred to Montlick & Associates, as part of the Georgia law firm's ongoing commitment to family safety and its pledge to always give back to the community.
Prior to December 2014, as A4K's Founding Sponsor, Montlick & Associates committed extensive funding and man-hours to the organization, including designing and providing A4K with its website, public service announcements and a video shown to kids in schools. In addition, the firm increased awareness of A4K through television and billboard messages, and provided funding for the program to be taught in a number of Georgia schools.
About Montlick & Associates
The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have been helping families in Georgia and throughout the southeast since 1984. The firm handles all types of cases involving personal injuries, and is dedicated to providing exceptional legal service. Montlick & Associates has a long history of public service. In addition to its efforts to help stop bullying, the firm's award-winning public service programs include a weekly Family Safety & Legal Tips Program (with weekly two minute news segments and over 100 videos available on the web), Help Keep Kids Safe Program (over 100,000 people have attended the firm's safety events) (helpkeepkidssafe.org), Don't Text & Drive Campaign (with television messages and billboards), Don't Drink & Drive, and a brand new Child Passenger Safety Program. The firm also has a long history of recognizing and supporting our troops. Click here to learn more about the award-winning public service programs at Montlick & Associates.
"Bullying happens everywhere. It happens in every school, every city, and every community. I have dedicated my time and firm's resources to support the A4K Club because I strongly believe in the program and its ability to make a real difference in helping kids and saving lives", says Montlick & Associates' Founder and CEO David Montlick.