On March 8th, Voices for Georgia’s Children and our 32 nonprofit partners joined forces to host Children’s Day at the Capitol 2016. Now in its fifth year, Children’s Day is a unique celebration that brings together organizations, advocates, and supporters from all across Georgia to show elected officials, decision makers, and the public that although we cover a wide range of issues, we are united as one powerful voice on behalf of Georgia’s children.
Dressed in their chef coats and hats, Culinary Arts students from Lanier Charter Career Academy greeted guests and handed out snacks to highlight the real-life experiences they have gained in the Hospital and Tourism Career Pathway. Their legislators, Senator Butch Miller and Representative Emory Dunahoo, officially announced Children’s Day at the Capitol to the Georgia General Assembly.
As a part of Children’s Day, Voices hosted the second annual #Champ4Kids photo contest inviting everyone to share what makes them a champion for children. The winning pictures from Glenda Cofer, Kimberly Goodloe, and Jyll Walsh can be seen below.
Between the delicious snacks and photo contest, Children’s Day celebrated the significant gains Georgia’s children have made in recent years and helped bring awareness to the many issues still faced by our most crucial asset. Big thanks to our partners and to all of you who attended or participated virtually, Let’s make 2016 a great year for Georgia’s children!
Children’s Day 2017 Partners
Barton Child Law & Policy Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Division of Family and Children Services – Office of Prevention and Family Support
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
GA Job/Family Collaborative
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Georgia Child Care Association
Georgia Public Library Service
Interfaith Children’s Movement
March of Dimes
Mental Health America of Georgia
Metro Atlanta YMCA
Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc. (MAAC)
Presbyterians for a Better Georgia/Central Outreach & Advocacy Center
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Quality Care for Children
United Way of Greater Atlanta – Education Dept.
YMCA of Metro Atlanta