Published on September 12, 2016

Be part of the #11forJacob movement

Jacob Wetterling loved sports. His dad coached his soccer team. He wanted to be a football player. He was a skilled hockey goalie.

Jacob also believed in a fair and just world, a world where all children know they are special and deserve to be safe.

To remember and honor Jacob’s hope for our world, we ask you to be part of #11forJacob. This movement centers around 11 simple traits:

  1. Be Fair
  2. Be Kind
  3. Be Understanding
  4. Be Honest
  5. Be Thankful
  6. Be a Good Sport
  7. Be a Good Friend
  8. Be Joyful
  9. Be Generous
  10. Be Gentle with others
  11. Be Positive

Remember and use these traits in your family or organization. Add the number 11 somewhere at your next game, concert or event to show your commitment to making the world a better place for kids.

Use #11forJacob and #JacobsHopeLives on social media to share with us how you are living these traits.

Thank you for honoring Jacob.

See how your friends and neighbors are sharing #11forJacob.


The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center – a part of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center and Gundersen Health System – was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children.

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