Lauren is from Aventura, FL and she founded Lauren's Kids in 2007 to help protect children from the sexual abuse she, herself, experienced as a girl. Because studies show most abuse is preventable through education, Lauren's Kids created a statewide prekindergarten and kindergarten child sexual abuse curriculum called Safer, Smarter Kids. Lauren's Kids also provides guidance and support to those who have suffered sexual abuse and works to strengthen laws that prevent abuse and protect victims.

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