The Big Voice for Children Awards recognize advocates around the state for the work they do in improving child well-being. This year we are excited to celebrate 15 years of advocating for the next generation and hope you will join us! Raise your voice and toast to our 15th year as we honor four champions for Georgia’s children and celebrate all who support Voices’ efforts to build a better tomorrow for the next generation.
Focusing on the Whole Child
Our work is guided by our belief that all children deserve to have their needs met, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential. We focus on the “Whole Child,” which allows us to identify how different policies impact children and to propose solutions that benefit children on multiple levels.
Our work is guided by our belief that all children deserve to have their needs met.
Research is clear – quality pre-k learning has a profound impact on a child’s future. Children deserve high-quality pre-Kindergarten education so they have the best start in life.
Did you know asthma is the number one reason children miss school? Did you know 60% of youth do not receive the mental health services they need? Children in our state deserve access to affordable, quality healthcare.
We believe a child’s ability to grow socially, emotionally, academically and economically relies safe, stable and nurturing environments.
Did you know effective and restorative discipline and intervention can be the difference between helping a child understand and improve their behavior and a life in the criminal justice system? We know when children receive guidance and support, they are better prepared to be productive and responsible citizens.
High quality afterschool and summer learning programs provide youth a safe place to go outside of the classroom, as well as the opportunity to explore new interests and engage in hands-on learning. This work is led by the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN).
News and Events
Georgia Pre-K Week will be October 1-5, 2018. It’s the eighth annual Georgia Pre-K Week! This year’s event will bring together people from across the state to celebrate the importance of Georgia Pre-K and the lives of the state’s youngest learners.
Census data is used to apportion congressional representation; draw legislative districts at the federal, state, and local levels; and determine how funds are distributed to important programs like Head Start, Medicaid, and school nutrition.
Voices is the only COMPREHENSIVE statewide child policy and advocacy organization. We are not-for-profit, non-partisan, and data-driven. We stand up for kids. ALL kids. ALL ages. In ALL communities in Georgia.
The report is the result of a partnership that included support from seven private Atlanta-based foundations and serves as a complement to the work of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health.
September is Hunger Action Month
Did you know 580,000 kids in Georgia don’t know where their next meal is coming from?
When given access to adequate nutrition, the impact is clear: children perform better in school, are healthier, and have the chance to become productive adults. However, children who are not provided adequate, healthy food often underperform in school, are less likely to receive a secondary education, and are more likely to experience mental health problems.