The Children’s Defense Fund has just released The State of America’s Children® 2012 Handbook . Consider a few of the facts shared:
- There are 16.4 million poor children in America.
- More children were killed by guns in 2008–2009 than U.S. military personnel in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to date.
- A child is born into poverty every twenty-nine seconds in America.
I believe we are a part of the solution. But only if we are informed advocates for all children.
I find it alarming that two things most critical to a healthy future are fragile today — the environment and children. We can do something about both. What will you do?