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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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It’s Time to Save Some Cute Babies

Okay – put down your fruit smoothie, or your hot apple cider and let’s get serious about babies for a minute. I just learned that as of 2013, Georgia averages 3 infant deaths per week due to sleep-related causes. Can you believe it?! I am astounded and thoroughly saddened by this news....

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2015 Big Voice for Children Awards

Since 2007, Voices has honored Georgia’s top child advocates at our Big Voice for Children Awards. Our 2015 Big Voice for Children Awards were held on November 6, 2015. We invite you to view our gallery of all of the photos from this special evening. This year, we challenged our supporters...

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Georgia Pre-K Week 2015: A Delicious Dish

After taking a big heaping serving of early learning, now is the time to sit back and relax after the big meal. The fifth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, October 5-9, has officially come to an end. Georgia Pre-K Week celebrates the importance of early education in laying the foundation for all future...

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Announcing: 2015 Big Voice for Children Awards

Join us on November 6 at the InterContinental Hotel for the annual Big Voice for Children Awards dinner. “What an honor it is for us to recognize Georgians who have made such enormous differences for children!  Please extend your own congratulations to these individuals and organizations and...

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Governor Appoints Voices Advocacy Director to Juvenile Justice State Advisory Board

(ATLANTA – GA) Today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Polly McKinney, Advocacy Director for Voices for Georgia’s Children, to the juvenile justice State Advisory Board, commonly known as the “State Advisory Group,” or “SAG.” The board meets quarterly to...

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