Taking action for future generations

Two small children playingIn the spring of 2010, Everyday Democracy launched Strong Starts for Children. Through this initiative we're working closely with five communities in New Mexico to help them find ways for all kinds of people to talk and take action together on issues related to the success of all children from birth to eight.

Several hundred community members have taken part in this program. Teams from each community are putting their ideas into action, which include: a community research project, a youth video contest to raise awareness about homelessness, creating a resource website for families with young children, and improving public safety.

Youth from the KUNM Youth Media Project, under the direction of Roberta Rael, helped capture the Strong Starts processes for the five grantees.

Generous funding for this initiative comes from the Our Voices, Our Children initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

April 18, 2012

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