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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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Georgia Jumps Two Spots to 40th in National Ranking of Child and Family Well-Being

Georgia climbed two spots to 40th in an annual national ranking of child and family well-being (download the report here). But even with the improved ranking. more than one in four of Georgia’s kids still struggle to get basic necessities to live healthy and productive lives, according to the...

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Voices Welcomes New Executive Director

On July 1, Emily Pelton officially joined Voices for Georgia’s Children as its second Executive Director. Emily is a well-recognized local leader with more than two decades of nonprofit and public service under her belt.   In 1999, Emily joined CARE’s Atlanta headquarters, where she spent six...

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From Skittles to Helicopters, Zero Robotics Reshapes Space Program

   From The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network What do you get when you combine stickers, skittles, a helicopter, funny hats and robots? A Zero Robotics field day for middle school students. On June 15th, students from six metro Atlanta summer programs traveled to Georgia Tech for a hands-on,...

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Founding Director to Depart

On June 30, 2015, Pat will retire as the director of the choir and add her voice to the chorus. Having served as the founding executive director of Voices for Georgia’s Children for almost twelve years, she says that she has seen considerable growth in commitment to organized, strategic advocacy...

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