A positive path to adulthood has many milestones. Let’s help our children reach them all.
Research informs us of key turning-points in child development that require particular attention. For instance, what happens before a child is born can affect her life trajectory, and when a child is at grade-level in reading and math through his elementary school years, he will have a much better chance of graduating high school.
As part of our work, The Children’s Agenda staffs ROC the Future, a collaborative community initiative dedicated to ensuring all children receive the opportunities and support they need, from before birth to after graduation. These include essential elements for healthy growth like quality learning experiences, physical activity and play, and the encouragement of nurturing caregivers who also have sufficient support.ROC the Future serves as a catalyst to reach four overarching goals: