Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Published: Dec 31, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you have a good holiday? Got some well deserved r&r with your family and friends, and maybe, just maybe, managed to break your email and texting addiction for just a few days? I know many of you are probably still enjoying your vacation time, especially today, it being New Year Eve and all. I […]

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5 things to teach your child about bullying

5 things to teach your child about bullying

Published: Nov 1, 2013   |   Category: Blog

Throughout the month of October, students, teachers and principals across the nation celebrated and participated in Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.This campaign grew out of the PACER organization’s 2006 week long initiative that encourages students to end bullying in their communities by pledging in their classroom, in the community, on social media –– really wherever. This […]

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Introducing Gather, MailChimp’s SMS for Events

Introducing Gather, MailChimp’s SMS for Events

Published: Oct 18, 2013   |   Category: Blog

You may or may not have noticed that we recently added a mobile app to our latest GA-CAN! event, and we thought some of you might have questions, like what is this app, why is Voices using it, what good is it? A few others of you maybe are more along the lines of: Why […]

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The Importance of Georgia Pre-K Week

The Importance of Georgia Pre-K Week

Published: Oct 10, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

It was an amazing week, but Friday officially marked the end of Georgia Pre-K Week. We will be releasing an official roundup of this year’s results and achievements at some point in the next week or so, but in the meantime the unofficial tally puts somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 visits made by Georgia […]

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Published: Sep 27, 2013   |   Category: Blog

What I Did On My Summer Vacation By: Polly Mckinney I suspect that Tajikistan is not on many Georgian’s lists for a summer holiday.  I also suspect that staying in a hotel where the parking lot security guys walk around every entering vehicle with a mirror on a stick to look under the car for […]

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5 Facts About Georgia Pre-K Week

5 Facts About Georgia Pre-K Week

Published: Sep 20, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

It’s official, we are down to the final 10 days before Pre-K Week (September 30 – October 4 if you haven’t already marked your calendars). These next 10 days are sure to be a whirlwind of activity not just for us, but for all of our partners who are participating this year as well. This […]

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Ten Years Young!

Ten Years Young!

Published: Aug 1, 2013   |   Category: Blog

Today, August 1, marks ten years that Voices for Georgia’s Children has organized advocates across Georgia on behalf of children – the citizens who have no vote. With the help of scores of partners, thousands of citizens, and hundreds of financial supporters we have created a place at the decision-making table for children. Working with […]

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We are the Voices for Children

Published: Jul 3, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

We are the Voices for Children By Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske I met him after only a few weeks on the bench.  His name was Johnny and he was thirteen. He had been detained for disorderly conduct and disruption of school charges.  He mouthed off at a teacher using what we […]

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GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

Published: Jun 25, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

This week Voices hosted the second installment of this year’s Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series.  Our topic this month was centered around Community-based Services: Prevention, Intervention, Diversion and the New Juvenile Code. More than 90 people joined us for this great panel discussion.  Here’s a look at the great lineup we had: […]

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Advocacy for Juvenile Justice Continues

Published: Jun 1, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

When Governor Deal signed the juvenile justice reform bill on May 3, Voices and our two partners who lead the JUSTGeorgia Coalition immediately turned to two tasks:  thanking the scores of individuals and organizations who had worked tirelessly on the bill to improve opportunities for young people, and offering support for implementation.  Joined by the […]

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Is it good for kids? What lawmakers should be asking this legislative session.

Published: Jan 17, 2012   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , ,

As many of you know, last week was the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  A few bills passed out of the Senate and out of various committees.  Already, the political wheels are turning quickly, as some people jockey for position and some – most – simply try to […]

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The Early Learning Challenge Grant – Wasted Time?

Published: Dec 18, 2011   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

As many of you may have heard, Friday, our state did not win one of the nine highly competitive, federal Early Learning Challenge grants. Hundreds and hundreds of hours were spent by government officials from a breadth of agencies, child advocates and experts, and even a few elected officials readying the application, which was then submitted […]

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