10.18 Strategy is a grassroots faith-driven 501(c)3 non-profit prevention organization started by a group of moms in the Kansas City metro area determined to make a change! The name “10.18 Strategy” is based upon the scripture reference Psalms 10:18 and the story of Daniel and how he modeled advocacy through seeking and applying Divine strategy.
10.18 Strategy Story
10.18 was founded by Kansas City moms who witnessed first-hand child exploitation in various arenas. They were concerned about the gaps in services to at-risk and endangered children and were shocked by the public’s lack of knowledge of the scale of the problem. They began to strategize out of a desire to bring solutions and not just awareness. Immediately they gathered dozens of those with lived and professional experiences to collaborate on ways to bring impactful change. 10.18 was formed in 2019. 10.18’s programs address the most urgent GAP assessed by these frontline professionals, PREVENTION!
10.18’s approach is unconventional because the need is too big and too urgent to become another child welfare organization that settles within the constraints of our nation’s broken system. Why does the Body of Christ believe that adding Scripture to talking points provided by godless government and agency agendas is being a voice for the voiceless child? Will we be Christ-directed and child-centered in our influence, or remain an echo for those who politicize and profit from this human destruction? At 10.18, we focus on being a Voice for the voiceless child, not an echo for these government or agency agendas.
The Rotten Tree of Child Exploitation
Child exploitation is a rotten tree growing rotten fruit, producing some of our most debilitating social and human issues. We often address the bad fruit, but the corrupt tree continues growing. We don’t do the norm because we don’t focus on the fruit (effects). As a PREVENTION organization, we are doing our best to follow the directives of Jesus and address the tree called child exploitation.