A Strong Start and Support for Every Child
This campaign is driven by one very simple yet profound principle: every child has a right to a strong start. Every.single.child.
When we protect that right, we see clear results. We can see the undeniable benefits of strong support for children and youth in the outcomes of those who receive this strong support. Better success in school. Better access to work experience. Better participation in arts and culture. Better lifetime earnings. We also see the benefits in the absence of negative outcomes like incarceration, teen pregnancy, homelessness, and joblessness.
Our StrongStarts4All plan (linked below) is built around three elements:
- Early childhood
- Engaged after school
- Empowered for life
These elements shape the core areas of support in the plan and provide depth to and structure to our vision for supporting every child from birth to adulthood.
While not every child will need every element of the system enhancements, shifting the way we think about supporting our children will make it easier and more efficient to help those who are in need.
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