How Businesses can use KidsCampaigns
Studies show that America's business community is concerned that children
aren't getting the education or the help they need growing up. Many businesses
also want to get involved in improving conditions for kids. Here's how
businesses can use this site.
startedand keep goingby using the KidsCampaigns' online
primer (it's also offered in traditional book form) called "101 Things You Can
Do for Our Children's Future," by journalist Richard Louv. Is your company, or
the company you work for, family-friendly? Take our
quiz. Read about companies that have adopted family-friendly policies and
programssome of them inexpensiveand prospered. This guide describes
ways that businesspeople and others can help create safe places for kids, start
school mentoring programs, provide opportunities for children to practice
community skills, establish a community child care plan, market pro-child
cities, and create family-friendly workplaces.
Get smart: Find
the data and documents you need. Learn how American voters ranked
children's issues as the most important issue in their vote for
presidentbeating out such popular concerns as crime and violence, social
security and taxes. Gather perspective on children's issues from a spectrum of
organizations, from our link to the White House's Economic Statistics Briefing
Room to The American Enterprise Institute's work on crime, welfare, teen
pregnancy, and drug abuse. Along with many other reports, see the statistical
rankings for the fifty states and the District of Columbia, including birth
rate and infant mortality rate and reported cases of child abuse.
Find out what people around the country are doing to improve the lives of
kidsand how these campaigns and organizations can help your company help
Headline stories: Learn how some of the nation's largest and most influential
companies (including Merrill Lynch, American Express and Apple Computer) became
more family friendlyand father friendlywith the help of The
Fatherhood Project at the Families and Work Institute in New York. Explore
other new and effective community-based tools to make our streets,
parks and homes safe for kidslike the Atlanta Project, sponsored by
AT&T, IBM, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies. Visit our new section on
teens, drugs, and parenting; learn how
and community leaders can create powerful links between schools, businesses and
churches. Read how businesses can work with the community to create more child
care options for their employees.
Use this feature to find the information and contacts you're looking for, from
the latest studies to discussions on current child advocacy issues.
Sign our Guestbook, fill out our surveyand most important, give
KidsCampaigns and its readers your feedback. Let us know what you're doing in
your business to improve the lives of kids.
An outlined guide to KidsCampaignsfrom the news room to the most recent
government studies to our favorite links to education and child advocacy