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.
Get started—and keep going—by 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 programs—some of them inexpensive—and 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 president—beating 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.

Get Connected: Find out what people around the country are doing to improve the lives of kids—and how these campaigns and organizations can help your company help kids.

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 friendly—and father friendly—with 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 kids—like 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 government 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 survey—and 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 KidsCampaigns—from the news room to the most recent government studies to our favorite links to education and child advocacy organizations.

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