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Voices Honors GBI at 2017 Legislative Reception

On February 7, Voices for Georgia’s Children came together with 26 partner organizations and honored the work of Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Held at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot near Underground Atlanta, the reception featured remarks from the director of the GBI, Vernon...

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2016 Big Voice Awards

Since 2007, Voices has honored Georgia’s top child advocates at our Big Voice for Children Awards. Thanks to all of you who joined us or provided support to our 2016 Big Voice Awards ceremony on September 9.  We also can’t say enough about our wonderful honorees, read...

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Tickets Now Available for 2016 Big Voice Awards

Help us fête our fantastic 2016 Big Voice Honorees! Join us for our annual celebration Friday, September 9th at Mason Fine Art as we toast those among us who play a vital role in helping Georgia’s children. This year’s Big Voice Awards boasts a silent auction full of can’t miss...

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The JUSTGeorgia Institute: Rejuvenating Statewide Juvenile Social and Justice Engagement

This year, the JUSTGeorgia coalition decided to return to its roots.  In June, the coalition convened a diverse group of community leaders and experts from across the state to discuss many of the most pressing social and juvenile justice issues kids are facing in Georgia.  More than 70...

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Announcing: 2016 Big Voice for Children Awards

Please extend your congratulations to our official 2016 Big Voice Honorees, and join us for our annual celebration this year on Friday, September 9th at Mason Fine Art. You don’t want to miss this classic celebration of those who play an outsized role in helping children in Georgia with some...

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Legislative Wins for Kids

Now that the 2016 legislative session has come to a close, and the Governor has signed most of the passed bills, the big question is: What are the big things lawmakers did for children this session? This year, our friends at the State House . . .  1.) Passed a child-friendly budget Some of the...

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Defining Quality for Georgia’s Youth

December 1, 2015 marked the release of the long-awaited Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development (ASYD) Quality Standards. Why this is a big deal Over 280,000 of Georgia’s school-aged children participate in an afterschool program, but those programs can look vastly different from provider to...

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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...

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CALi the Puppy Barks for Pre-K Week Blast Off

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Georgia Pre-K Week 2016 was officially announced at the Georgia State Capitol with the helping paws of Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)’s new mascot, CALi! The sixth annual Georgia Pre-K Week is scheduled for October 3-7, 2016....

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Momentum Builds for Afterschool

From The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network It’s been a big month for afterschool in Georgia! Let’s back up for a minute and take a quick recap for those of you who missed the news. December marked the release of the much anticipated quality standards for afterschool programs –– called...

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