About #ICANHELP

Empowering kids + teens with a commonsense approach to digital tech and online safety since 2013

 

How It All Began

Kim Karr started #ICANHELP in 2011 after seeing the destructive power of online negativity firsthand. An anonymous user created a simple, yet destructive Facebook page targeting a teacher at her school. Over the next two weeks, one thousand students followed the page, with many commenting and fueling the fire. One student finally stepped up and reported the page, ending the school-wide drama. 

Kim took action to ensure nothing like that would ever happen at her school again. She developed an online safety and positivity program and trained students to become Digital First Responders. A year later, a similar page popped up and targeted the same teacher, only this time, the students were ready. 

 

Not only did no one follow the page, but over thirty students took action and left positive comments supporting the teacher. The page was taken down within 24 hours, a positive ending made possible through student education and empowerment.

Since Kim and her Co-Founder Matt Soeth officially launched the nonprofit in 2013, #ICANHELP has trained thousands of students to be Digital First Responders. We’re on a mission to empower students from around the world to use digital for good. 

We believe students should be part of the solution, which is why our student interns and volunteers are hands-on leaders in our organization. Learn more about our incredible team of educators, students, and mentors below!

To empower student changemakers and promote digital safety through our powerfully-relevant curriculum, hands-on training, and global social media community.

To transform how current and future generations of students use social media and digital technology in everyday life to make a positive impact - big or small.

We’ve trained over 2.4 million students and educators and counting! Join the movement and bring digital citizenship education and positive change to your community.

#ICANHELP is powered by three things:

  1. Student Leadership

    • Interns
    • Volunteers
    • Mentors
  2. Digital Citizenship Education

    • Curriculums
    • Courses
    • Training
  3. Community Engagement

    • Social Media
    • Events
    • Webinars

Each arm supports the other, working together to help us grow and deepen our impact.

Meet Our Family

Leadership

Kim
Karr

ED / Co-Founder

Mitch
Winterlin

Lead Intern

Alexa
Negrete

Intern Coordinator

Malorie
Bournazian

Social Impact + Volunteer Intern

Joshua
Lipka

Creative Director

Allison
Leonard

Marketing Director

Christina
Springfield

Virtual Strategic Bookkeeper

Erin
Acevedo

Content Editor

Marisa
McAdams

Admin Assitant

Interns

Sofiya
Freimuth

Public Relations

Jordyn
Nakaguma

Recruiting

Leeann
Hwang

Digital Media

Jackson
LaCroix

Video Production

Nona
Nersisyan

Graphic Design

Alexis
Courtenay

Marketing

Sehaj
Singh

Content Creation

Finn
Jacobson

Advocacy + Inclusion

Mentors

Heidi
Barker

Digital Media
Lead Mentor

Cindy
Palmer

Public Relations

Uma
Panch

Recruiting

Cristian
Bruno

Graphic Design

April
Hastings

Marketing

Heath
Wolfeld

Content Creation

LaPora
Lindsey

Advocacy + Inclusion

Board Members

Chiko
Scozzafava

President

Shawn
Mir

Vice President

Kim
Karr

Executive Director

Thomas
Varghese

Director

Molly
Anderson

Secretary

Mitch
Winterlin

Student Rep

Justin
Regan

Member

Alexa
Negrete

Member

Brandon
Farbstein

Member

Lisa
Dabbs

Member

Ogechi
Ikhile

Member