Imagine you had a child entering kindergarten unprepared. I don’t mean without a backpack, but without the basic skills of how to hold a pencil, color within the lines, or identify simple ABCs. Sadly, in the past two years alone, more than 9,000 of our area’s children arrived for their first day of kindergarten just like this – fully unprepared to begin what should be an exciting time in their lives.
A solid education that begins in kindergarten and continues through middle school, high school, college, and beyond will provide children with the tools they need to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, for thousands of our region’s children, circumstances beyond their control create barriers to education success. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way.
At Tri County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) we work to improve the odds for our children so they have a chance to succeed. By partnering as a community, aligning and leveraging resources, implementing transformative initiatives, and collectively working to change policies and systems that have created these barriers in the first place, we can make a difference and revolutionize the tri-county area. There is no better time to support this transformation than today, December 3, Giving Tuesday.
Transformation is powerful and implies dramatic change is on the horizon. Not just any change, but the kind required to create equity in education that is necessary for all children to reach their full potential. Getting this right means our community will reap the benefits and our youth will be prepared for the 21st century workforce. This is the work of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative.
As TCCC’s new CEO, I personally invite you to join the movement to ensure all our children are afforded an equal opportunity to succeed. Support TCCC on #GivingTuesday. Every donation, no matter how large or small, does make a difference.
How To Donate to Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
Through the StriveTogether Giving Tuesday 2019 campaign. Click on the orange Donate button, follow the prompts, and your contribution will come directly to us.
On TCCC’s website donation page. Click on the yellow Donate button under Ways to Give and follow the prompts. You can donate on TCCC’s website anytime, not just on Giving Tuesday!