Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Great Effort for Kids

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Great Effort for Kids

Article excerpt

I am thrilled to see that the Allegheny County Children's Fund Initiative wants to help all children here in Allegheny County. There are so many children without the general necessities in life. But most children don't have a say unless there is an adult willing to be that voice. Thank you to the people in Allegheny County who will stand to be the voice of the little ones.

As an educator, I see firsthand how hunger impacts development and how development impacts learning. Each of us who can read news, emails or websites can do so because we had opportunities in our early life that didn't delay our development - opportunities not available to all children.

Kids who participate in after-school programs learn social skills that will help them in life, get extra help in academic subjects, receive personal attention that fosters self-confidence and most important, have a safe haven. …

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