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Creating Long-Lasting Change
Children cannot vote or influence public policies governing their lives. What's more, poverty is often overlooked in legislation affecting children. We help give a voice to the 16 million children living in poverty across America.
Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Save the Children champions education policies for children in low-income communities, collaborates with local partners to prevent and reduce childhood obesity through the Campaign for Healthy Kids, and changes policies to ensure children are taken into account before, during and after disasters.
America Earns C- on Kids
America earned a lackluster C- grade on child well-being, according to a national report card released by First Focus and Save the Children: America's Report Card 2012: Children in the U.S.
Commissioned by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn., retired) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), America's Report Card provides a holistic picture of unmet needs in five areas of a child's life: economic security, early childhood education, K-12 education, permanence and stability, and health and safety. The report also urges the American people to take action to boost children's chances for success in school and life: vote in November's general election for candidates who support investments in children; hold elected officials accountable for commitments to help children succeed; and engage with other local leaders to improve the lives of children in their own communities.
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