Lauren’s Kids Named Winner Of Alliance For Women In Media 2024 Gracie Award

Senator Lauren Book and Lauren’s Kids, an organization that works to combat childhood sexual abuse through awareness and education, was presented with a 2024 Gracie Award in the original online programming, standalone video category for their Safer, Smarter Kids Think, Feel, Act (TFA) safety video. Senator Book, Lauren’s Kids CEO & Founder, accepted the award at the Gracie’s Gala held on May 21, 2024, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. 

“We are so honored to receive a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media,” Senator Lauren Book, founder, and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, said. “Child sexual abuse knows no bounds, with 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys being abused before graduating high school, and 1 in 5 children who touch a computer being sexually solicited online. Armed with the knowledge that 95% of this abuse is preventable through education and awareness, we are  empowering and teaching children personal safety from a place of fun, not fear.”

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, initially as American Women in Radio and Television. Nearly 25 years later, the annual award program was created to recognize individuals in the media who reflected women’s changing roles, issues, and concerns. This year marks the organization’s 49th anniversary of the Gracie Awards. The Gracies recognize individual achievement and exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. 

Last month during National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, Senator Lauren Book and the Lauren’s Kids Foundation walked 1,500 miles for child safety as part of their annual “Walk in My Shoes”  event. Senator Book stopped at numerous school’s along her 1500-mile trek and taught lessons on personal safety from the EMMY Award-winning Lauren’s Kids Safer, Smarter Kids and Safer, Smarter Teens curriculum. The Walk in My Shoes began in 2010; since that time, tens of thousands of participants have joined to walk across the state raisinge awareness about child sexual abuse prevention and honoring the 42 million survivors living in the U.S.

Armed with the knowledge that 95% of child sexual abuse and exploitation is preventable through awareness and education, visit today to learn how to keep children and communities safe. 

To join the celebration, follow the hashtag #TheGracies and @Allwomeninmedia.