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Advocates Unite to Champion for Georgia’s Children

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 greersz_dsc_3077ted 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!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 #Champ4Kids Photo Contest! (2)

Children’s Day 2017 Partners

Alliance Theatre

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

Families First

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

GA Job/Family Collaborative

GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Georgia Appleseed

Georgia Cares

Georgia CASA

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Georgia Child Care Association

Georgia PTA

Georgia Public Library Service

HealthMPowers

Interfaith Children’s Movement

March of Dimes

Mental Health America of Georgia

Metro Atlanta YMCA

Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc. (MAAC)

NBCDI-Atlanta

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

Zoo Atlanta

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