ERIC Number: ED448254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
America's Children in the 21st Century. Putting Ideas to Work: A Progress Report from the Children's Partnership.
Children's Partnership, Santa Monica, CA.
This report describes The Children's Partnership, which investigates what children need most from their communities and how to provide it. The report presents a snapshot of children in America in 1900 and 2000, noting policy milestones that changed America and its families and discussing progress which has benefited most American children but has also bypassed millions of others. Today's challenges include: strengthening the economic well-being of families; reinforcing positive values; ensuring that children have the basics to succeed; strengthening citizen involvement; and dealing with the epidemic of violence. Programs at the Partnership help bring tangible benefits to children and families while creating momentum for solving problems in the future. The Partnership involves national advisors; public, private, and nonprofit collaboration; offices on both the east and west coast; and experienced founders. Partnership goals include: developing safe, high quality online media to benefit families and children; bringing the benefits of information technology to underserved youth; equipping parents as guides and advocates for children in the digital age; providing health insurance for all children; broadening the constituency advocating for healthy children; providing a research base that guides effective new child advocacy strategies; taking creative ideas to leaders for children; and connecting more Americans to this cause. (Contains 66 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Health, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Parent Participation
Children's Partnership, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321. Tel: 310-260-1220; Fax: 310-260-1921; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Partnership, Santa Monica, CA.