Voices Advocates to Get Georgia Reading

Voices Advocates to Get Georgia Reading

Published: Aug 6, 2014   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

A successful life is a likely result of a successful start. A healthy child who learns language, enjoys others, and manages his own behavior will learn to read and read to learn by third grade and eventually achieve the skills and motivation to be a productive person and a good citizen. Getting there is not […]

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Advocacy 2.0  Beyond the Juvenile Code:  More Steps to Get Youth on a Positive Path

Advocacy 2.0 Beyond the Juvenile Code: More Steps to Get Youth on a Positive Path

Published: Jul 18, 2014   |   Category: Blog

By Pat Willis, Executive Director  Here’s a lesson from Advocacy 2.0:  “The making of a law is as important as the law itself.”  It’s like strategic planning – it’s not the plan but the joint decision-making about values and priorities and objectives for the plan that bind the planners together and create the culture that […]

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1070 MPH Plus –– and still not fast enough for my kids.

1070 MPH Plus –– and still not fast enough for my kids.

Published: Jul 17, 2014   |   Category: Blog

By Polly McKinney, Advocacy Director  A few months ago, I was hanging out in my 14 year old daughter’s extremely eclectic and extremely decorated room.   We had a brief but fascinating conversation which has dogged me ever since.  It went something like this: Her:     “Mom, what is my age group called?” Me:      “Teenagers.” […]

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Electoral 2 Minute Ask for July 22 Runoff

Electoral 2 Minute Ask for July 22 Runoff

Published: Apr 28, 2014   |   Category: Blog

Georgia’s 2014 elections kicked off on May 20 with the party primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Now that primaries are over there are a number of runoff elections happening on July 22 and we do not want to miss an opportunity to let candidates know that children’s issues, such as child health, […]

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Was Charles Dickens at the 2014 Legislative Session?

Was Charles Dickens at the 2014 Legislative Session?

Published: Apr 4, 2014   |   Category: Blog

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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What’s Up With CHIP? (PeachCare) + An Advocacy Ask

What’s Up With CHIP? (PeachCare) + An Advocacy Ask

Published: Apr 4, 2014   |   Category: Blog

The Why Currently the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides insurance coverage for about 220,000 children in Georgia through the state’s PeachCare for Kids program (CHIP covers 7.7 million children nationwide).  Funding for the program, however, is in a precarious position.  By choosing not to appropriate federal dollars for CHIP in the 2016-2019 budgets, Congress […]

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Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Published: Dec 31, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you have a good holiday? Got some well deserved r&r with your family and friends, and maybe, just maybe, managed to break your email and texting addiction for just a few days? I know many of you are probably still enjoying your vacation time, especially today, it being New Year Eve and all. I […]

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5 things to teach your child about bullying

5 things to teach your child about bullying

Published: Nov 1, 2013   |   Category: Blog

Throughout the month of October, students, teachers and principals across the nation celebrated and participated in Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.This campaign grew out of the PACER organization’s 2006 week long initiative that encourages students to end bullying in their communities by pledging in their classroom, in the community, on social media –– really wherever. This […]

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Introducing Gather, MailChimp’s SMS for Events

Introducing Gather, MailChimp’s SMS for Events

Published: Oct 18, 2013   |   Category: Blog

You may or may not have noticed that we recently added a mobile app to our latest GA-CAN! event, and we thought some of you might have questions, like what is this app, why is Voices using it, what good is it? A few others of you maybe are more along the lines of: Why […]

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The Importance of Georgia Pre-K Week

The Importance of Georgia Pre-K Week

Published: Oct 10, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

It was an amazing week, but Friday officially marked the end of Georgia Pre-K Week. We will be releasing an official roundup of this year’s results and achievements at some point in the next week or so, but in the meantime the unofficial tally puts somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 visits made by Georgia […]

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Published: Sep 27, 2013   |   Category: Blog

What I Did On My Summer Vacation By: Polly Mckinney I suspect that Tajikistan is not on many Georgian’s lists for a summer holiday.  I also suspect that staying in a hotel where the parking lot security guys walk around every entering vehicle with a mirror on a stick to look under the car for […]

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