How Children's Advocates and Service Providers can use KidsCampaigns

As someone who works for kids, you may sometimes feel isolated—not only from other advocates and service providers, but from the wider community. Use KidsCampaigns to develop new tools, gather powerful community and constituency building information, connect with other advocates and providers, and contribute your ideas to the nation.
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 Richard Louv. The guide suggests ways that advocates and providers work with parents, seniors, educators, businesspeople, librarians and others to create safe places for kids, establish a community child care plan, market cities as pro-child, and much more.

Get smart: Find the data and documents you need from the U.S. Census Bureau, other federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. For example: discover 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; discover the latest news related to substance abuse prevention; get a bird's eye view of high school graduates' work options and the size of the summer youth labor force. Link to the White House's Economic Statistics Briefing Room to find the latest numbers on potential earnings for high school graduates, rising prices vs. rising earnings, and the poverty rate for children. If you are interested in air pollution and the increase in childhood asthma, the effect of pesticides on children, and much more, this is the place to go.

Get connected: Find out what other advocates around the country are doing to improve the lives of kids—how you can help, and how these groups can help you.

Headline stories: Read about a new national survey on how voters view children's issues. Visit our new section on teens, drugs, and parenting; learn how community leaders can create powerful links between schools and churches, which together offer parenting classes and other family support services. Explore other new and effective community-based tools to make our streets, parks and homes safe for kids. Learn how negative peer pressure on education can be replaced by positive adult influences. And discover out how advocates and providers can create a public-private child care campaign.

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 agency or organization 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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