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Voices for Georgia’s Children Announces New Executive Director

Dr. Erica Fener-Sitkoff to assume leadership July 1 ATLANTA, GA (June 9, 2017) – Children’s advocacy not-for-profit Voices for Georgia’s Children announced today that Emily Pelton, who has served as executive director for the past two years, is stepping down to pursue a new role at CARE....

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Voices’ Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Well, I don’t know about you, but there are some things I am going to really miss about...

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Easy Ways to Support Afterschool in Georgia

THE ASK As you may have heard, President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, the only dedicated federal funding for afterschool, before school, and summer learning. It’s now up to Congress to counter the cut — or eliminate 21st...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/27/17

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Come-One-Come-All to the last week of the 2017 Legislative Session!  Our...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/6/17

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous For those of you that have not experienced what I like to call “Crossover-maggeddon,” I...

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What does Father’s Day have to do with brains?

By Polly McKinney & Erica Fener Sitkoff Think back to just a few days ago on Father’s Day. Dads all over the country were awakened to trays of rainbow-sprinkled, syrup-covered toaster waffles prepared with love by their children. While calorie counting tends to fly out the window on holidays,...

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Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? May 5th is Children’s Mental Health Day, and together we can change the conversation about children’s mental health, and help more kids get the services they need. Our...

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Georgia’s Child-Serving Agencies Guide: 2016

Most state agencies support children as part of their fundamental charter; some provide ancillary services, recognizing youth as an important constituency when it comes to meeting an agency’s short- and long-term objectives. The following list provides a ready reference to the most familiar...

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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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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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