Join the movement
to protect our children
Join us for a free, two-hour Stewards of Children training and you'll learn how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
One in ten children will suffer sexual abuse by age 18. So whether you're a parent or someone who works with youth, chances are a child you know and care about is affected.
Our vision: Make Wilkes County the safest place for children in North Carolina.
Our goal: Train 5% of the adult population in Stewards of Children over the next five years.
We want to make child protection and abuse prevention second nature in Wilkes County.
Won't you help us make it happen?
Stewards of Children is...
Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. You'll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse and ultimately were able to find healing.
You'll discuss child safety issues with other participants, and develop a personal plan to implement what you’ve learned in class. You'll leave with the desire and ability to make change happen.
Stewards of Children works! It's recognized as a model program by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
people trained since November 2015
We thank the following community institutions for joining the movement to protect our children:
ASU Foster Grandparents Program
Appalachian Senior Companions
Bikers Against Child Abuse Foothills Chapter
Boomer-Ferguson Elementary School
BROC Head Start staff
C.B. Eller Elementary School faculty
C.C. Wright Elementary School faculty
Central Wilkes Middle School
Church of God of the Union Assembly
Communities In Schools volunteers and board
Crossfire United Methodist Church
Ebenezer Garden Christian Children's Home
First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro
Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church
Foster Parent Association of Wilkes
Friendship Church of the Brethren
Greater Wilkes Dental Hygienists Association
23rd District Guardian ad Litem volunteers and staff
Guardians of Children
Health Foundation, Inc. staff
Millers Creek Elementary School teachers
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School staff
Mountain View Elementary School staff
Mulberry Elementary School
North Wilkes Middle School
North Wilkesboro Elementary School
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club
North Wilkesboro Public Housing parents
Pilgrim Baptist Church
PlayWorks Early Care & Learning Center staff
Roaring River Elementary School staff
Ronda-Clingman Elementary School staff
Wilkes Community Partnership for Children
Wilkes Community College early childhood students
Wilkes County DSS Child Protective Services staff
Wilkes County Exceptional Children's teachers and staff
Wilkes County Health Department
Wilkes County Pre-K teachers
Wilkes County Public Library staff
Wilkes County Educational Office Personnel
Wilkes Developmental Day School
Wilkes Family YMCA staff
Wilkesboro Baptist Church Pre-school staff
23rd Judicial District Juvenile Justice professionals
Upcoming Free Stewards Classes
Upcoming classes will be posted here when they become available.