What Everybody Ought to Know about Our Kids

August 7, 2012

The Children’s Defense Fund has just released The State of America’s Children® 2012 Handbook. Consider a few of the facts shared:

  1. There are 16.4 million poor children in America.
  2. More children were killed by guns in 2008–2009 than U.S. military personnel in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to date.
  3. 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?