Because 85% of brain development occurs before kindergarten, we advocate for universal, affordable child care and timely, equitable access to developmental services.
Because the Rochester City School District is one of the lowest performing districts in New York, we advocate for full and equitable funding for schools and promotion of positive school climates.
Because preventive programs and early intervention work, we advocate to strengthen preventive services and promote maternal and child health.
Because Rochester ranks as the #1 city for child poverty, we advocate to reduce child poverty in New York by half by 2032.
Because our systems are rife with disparities, inequality and exclusions, we advocate for racial equity and antiracist transformation.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.