SRCD Signs on to Letter in Support of a White House Office on Children and Youth
SRCD signed onto a letter in support of a White House Office on Children and Youth and a White House Conference on Children and Youth. The letter, addressed to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, notes, “Children are and will always be the future of our nation. However, children, youth and families are in a time of crisis across the nation as the health, economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic take root. This crisis arises on top of the glaring disparities that have existed in many communities for centuries. We are at a unique crossroads, presented with an opportunity to rebuild better systems and create more prosperous futures for ALL of our nation’s children with an eye toward promoting long-term racial, ethnic[,] and socioeconomic equity.”
This letter was initiated by Nemours Children’s Health System, Mental Health America, First Focus on Children, Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Forum for Youth Investment.