As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to raise public awareness and provide tools to help adults protect children —in their family, in their community, and all over the World!

About RAACE

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“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”  

- Vince Lombardi

As more people draw on their personal power to take action and participate in the race against the abuse of children everywhere, the more sweeping the changes become. And through the collective contributions of each individual, the road to prevention is in sight. It all begins when we look into our own hearts, take a stand for what matters to us, and inspire others to come along on the journey.

At RAACE, we believe that each and every one of us can play a pivotal role in putting an end to the heartbreak of child sexual abuse (CSA). RAACE was created in response to the knowledge that child sexual abuse is tragically destructive, far too common, and totally preventable.  Sadly, it’s a silent epidemic — a subject that remains taboo and therefore thrives in the shadows of society. RAACE is dedicated to changing that, because we believe that preventing abuse starts with awareness, and generating awareness starts with U. When we join together, we can defeat this silent epidemic and create a better, safer world where no child is ever sexually abused.

We invite U to be a part of the RAACE team. Please read on to learn more about us and the seven ways you can join our effort.

Our Mission

At RAACE, we believe that all children deserve a safe, happy childhood. Our mission is to raise public awareness about the prevalence of child sexual abuse, provide access to information and tools for how to prevent it, and in turn, eradicate the epidemic by inspiring others to stand up against abuse by joining our movement.

We believe the first step to ending child sexual abuse is raising public awareness. CSA is far more prevalent than most people think the fact that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused by age 18 is both shocking and tragic.  Even more alarming is the fact that over 90% of offenders are someone the child knows and trusts. But we can put an end to this tragedy. Through your support, we can generate awareness and expose the CSA epidemic to people down the street, across the country and in every corner of the globe.

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Educate

We provide valuable tools and information to educate you about the nature of CSA — how and why it happens, and where it happens — often with individuals who have regular contact with your child. We also provide plenty of free resources that will be your best defensive tools to protect your child from becoming a victim of abuse. By sharing the knowledge you gain with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, you empower them, too, and help put an end to abuse.

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Inspire

We can eradicate the epidemic of CSA by inspiring others to stand up against abuse by joining our movement.  To accomplish this, we’ve developed seven (7) different ways that you can support our mission and make a difference. These distinct but complementary methods of participation enable individuals, businesses, organizations, teams, churches and communities at large to use their power of prevention to fight the war against child sexual abuse in whatever capacity most resonates with them.

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News & Events

News & Events

Positive Discipline May Be Your Best Resource

Positive Discipline May Be Your Best Resource

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 days ago

At times, every parent feels overwhelmed, frustrated, and on the edge of imposing reactive, harsh discipline. There’s no discussion, reasoning, or negotiation. In the end, it doesn’t work and it can often be counterproductive—children may become resentful, angry, and vengeful. And this negative from of discipline doesn ...

IronBirds RAACE Jersey Auction Night

IronBirds RAACE Jersey Auction Night

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 days ago

The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and RAACE (Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to eliminating child sexual abuse, are providing a Safe, Fun Family Experience at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. This multiyear partnership includes upgrades, presenting sponsorship ...

Stay Safe in Summer Storms

Stay Safe in Summer Storms

8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 days ago

Summer means fun in the sun, as well as the threat of frequent storms. Thunderstorms and the associated havoc they wreak can be quite dangerous. You may be surprised to learn that flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities than any other thunderstorm hazard, and it’s the leading cause ...