Posts by ttravis@growingfutureseec.org

End Child Abuse

Abuse knows no geographic or socioeconomic boundaries. It can happen to anyone. However, children who live in families challenged by poverty are at greater risk of experiencing abuse and neglect, development and learning delays, future incarceration, and poorer physical and mental health outcomes.

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Early Literacy

The basis for learning comes from having strong literacy skills. This is why it is important to work on developing literacy and learning skills at an early age.

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High Costs Make Child Care Unaffordable for Many Low-income Families.

Finding affordable, high-quality, child care is both a necessity and a barrier to employment for most families. It’s even more out of reach when you are a family living at 100% of the federal poverty level – which for a family of three is a meager $20,160 a year.

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Celebrating the Season

Yearly there is a magical transformation that happens during the holiday season; beautiful lights, decorated trees, songs of joy and cheer. The holiday phenomenon is entrenched in America’s psyches, yet for many the possibility of a happy holiday season is challenging.

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Healthy children are ready to learn.

Food insecurity is a problem that many of our families may face this year. Here at Growing Futures, we know that children who are hungry, are not prepared to learn. That is why daily meal service is a vital part of our program.

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