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School and community safety.
With you, we got this.

Crisis isn’t a choice.
Response is.

The Programs

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s programs for crisis response and post-crisis reunification are used in more than 45,000 schools, districts, departments, agencies, organizations and communities around the world. They are created through the research-based best practices of school administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders. We’re a powerful conduit uniting this work.


The Training

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation has built a reputation of training excellence. Accessible to a wide range of stakeholders, the Foundation’s training programs are continuously updated, grounded in real-world applications, and developed in collaboration with hands-on practitioners.

It was a tragedy that launched The Foundation. It's love that keeps us going. And we thrive because we know that with love, we can work together to protect and restore the joy of youth. We’re doing it. Join us. With you, we got this.

I realize how unprepared we have been… now we have the tools, the resources, and a plan.
Samuel Olsen, Security Monitor, Alamosa High School.

The Briefings

The Briefings are nationally-recognized school and community safety symposiums that explore timely topics in school and community safety, as well as training on the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method. While the Briefings’ historical roots are in Colorado, we’ve branched out with regional Briefings around the country.

The Programs.
The Training.
The Motivation.

Every Day

Right now kids, teens and adults are being trained in the Standard Response Protocol or the Standard Reunification Method.

Every Way

Programs and training evolve every way through collaboration, research, evaluation and heart.


Even if an organization doesn’t adopts our programs, if we ignited a conversation that's a mission win.


For us, being a catalyst is the real end game. Together, we can change the culture through meaningful conversations and clear action.

A Voice

Emily gave us a voice. And from the classroom she told us what to say. "I love you guys."

Proven Programs for School and Community Safety

Developed hand-in-hand with school administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders, our programs are both research and experience-based.

They are used in more than 45,000 schools, districts, departments, agencies, organizations, and municipalities around the world and are available at no cost. Not even an email address.

The Standard Response Protocol

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) provides consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders for all hazards. It is action based, and allows organizations, first responders, students, and parents to share a specific vocabulary for quick and coordinated action. It also acts as a tool for training which develops the muscle memory necessary to respond appropriately in moments of crisis.

The SRP is based on five actions: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

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The Standard Reunification Method

Reunifying students with parents or guardians is a critical component of emergency response, but one that is often overlooked. The Standard Reunification Method (SRM) provides school and district safety teams with proven methods to plan, practice, and achieve a successful reunification amid what can be chaotic and stressful circumstances.

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SRM - Reunification Exercise

The Standard Reunification Method - Reunification Exercise (SRM-REx) brings our team to your community to work with all of the stakeholders and conduct an actual reunification exercise. The two-day program includes classroom training, tabletop exercises, and functional demonstrations and exercises designed to give you the skills and confidence to successfully reunify families following an emergency.

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Partner with Love

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation has never gone it alone. Serving first responders, administrators, and our community is the result of endless collaboration and partnerships. We all have a role to play. Together we’re a powerful conduit that unites this important work.

We will achieve our mission only with the help of others. Whether you’re a concerned parent, active community member, a school looking for a service project, a company concerned with school or community safety, or a potential underwriter for our work we’re grateful you found us.

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Got the Program? Get the Training.

Delivered by people who’ve been there, an “I Love U Guys” Foundation training is a special blend of emotional heart and tactical takeaways. Our trainers’ stories from inside and behind school crises illustrate the importance of planning and preparing, while our easy-to-learn protocols and methods show you how.

Today, we also have Remote Delivery for most of our training options. Fewer hugs, same effectiveness.

The "I Love U Guys" Foundation offers training to schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations. While there is enough material on the website to implement the programs, Foundation training may add a bit more. Please contact us for rates and availability.

The Briefings

Hey. Focus.
This is the real deal.

The Briefings,
A National Symposium

The Briefings are a nationally recognized school and community safety symposium. We explore timely topics such as being prepared for small or large incidents, threat management, lessons learned from prior incidents, recovery after a traumatic experience, as well as training on the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method.

Each event is unique offering the stories, insights, next steps and lessons learned across the entire spectrum of safety. From prevention through recovery, thought leaders, practitioners and survivors bring you effective methods for keeping schools and communities safe. Participants take away actionable insights they can implement immediately.

Our goal with The Briefings is to bring together an array of leaders, change makers, and explorers to share their knowledge and experience so we can learn from each other, make strong connections, and take away actionable insights and that help advance our collective mission of safer schools and communities.

The Specific Topic

In the broad sense, the topic is always safety – physical and emotional safety of students, staff and the community. Our particular emphasis at The Briefings is on the ways we can prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. The basis for this is our work developing the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method, and The Briefings always include training on the SRP and the SRM.

Additionally, The Briefings bring to light, timely topics, new insights and fresh perspectives from our ever-growing network and the ever-evolving world of public safety.

Upcoming Briefings,
A National Symposium

Duluth, MN - April 16-17, 2024

If you would like to be notified via email when we open up registration for the upcoming Briefings, a National Symposium, sign up for updates!

What are The Briefings? Powerful stories, incredibly informative, practical insights, and actionable steps to enhance school and community safety.
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Nearly Everywhere.

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation serves the lives of students, administrators, public safety experts, families, and first responders through the development and training of school and community safety and family reunification programs. Our programs have been implemented by over 45,000 schools, agencies and organizations across the United States, Canada and 11 other countries.

We are a conduit for the work and experience of administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders. This collaborative work is data-driven, researched, and based on experience and leading practices.

All our programs are available online at no cost. Not even an email address.

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Hugs. I Love u guys.


To restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities.


Standard Response Protocol

Action-based, flexible, and easy to learn.

Standard Reunification Method

Recovery starts when the crisis begins.

Reunification Exercise

Ready to go "Exercise in a Box."

Training and Events

From breakout sessions to full day workshops.

Tender Loving Care

Other projects we're handling with a little TLC.

Partner with Love

Together we’re a powerful conduit that unites.