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#Champs4Kids Unite at Children’s Day at the Capitol 2017

On March 6th, Voices for Georgia’s Children and our 30 nonprofit partners joined forces to host Children’s Day at the Capitol 2017. Now in its sixth 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 South Forsyth High in Cumming, GA 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 Michael Williams and Representatives Todd Jones and Sheri Gilligan, officially announced Children’s Day at the Capitol to the Georgia General Assembly.

As a part of Children’s Day, Voices hosted the third annual #Champs4Kids photo contest inviting everyone to share what makes them a champion for children. The winning pictures from the GA Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and Jyll Walsh can be seen below.

Between the delicious snacks and selfies, 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!

Children’s Day 2017 Partners

9to5, National Association of Working Women
Alliance Theatre
American Academy of Pediatrics – Georgia Chapter
Barton Child Law and Policy Center
Black Child Development Institute – Atlanta
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Strong4Life
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Georgia CASA
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Georgia Child Care Association
Georgia Department of Public Health
GA DFCS Office of Prevention and Family Support
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Georgia Public Library Service
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
Mental Health America of Georgia
Metro Atlanta YMCA
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Reach Out and Read Georgia
Together Georgia Provider Alliance
United Way of Greater Atlanta

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