Although Georgia has taken steps to improve the lives of children, there is still a lot of work to do. According to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, Georgia ranks 37th among states for child well-being – a figure that is steadily improving, but still a disappointment for Georgia’s kids. If we want Georgia’s children to compete both nationally and internationally, we must start at the beginning and support children and their families from birth into young adulthood.
To fulfill our mission and, ultimately, make life better for Georgia’s children, we provide the necessary research-based information, measures, collective voice and proposed legislation to help guide decision makers in the right direction – that is, supporting policies that ensure Georgia’s children grow up to be healthy, educated and productive citizens. It’s a win for children, it’s a win for Georgia.
Have created a long-term policy agenda for children. We use this policy framework to work closely with legislators, agency staff, and state and community leaders to make sure children are a priority for the state.
Are expanding and educating leadership for children. Browse our Research & Publications webpage for fact sheets, reports and other publications from Voices and the child advocacy community.
Are building the public will to improve child well being. Visit our Take Action webpage to learn how you too can join our cause.