Membership

Voices for Vermont’s Children has hundreds of individual, organization, and business members. JOIN US!

To join now and help the children and youth of Vermont:  Call 802-229-6377, or email us at vtkids@voicesforvtkids.org, or click here.

Annual dues support our advocacy, organizing, and outreach programs.

  • Individual membership dues start at $40.
  • Family membership starts at $75.
  • Non-profit organizational memberships start at $125.
  • Supporting memberships start at $100.
  • Contributing memberships start at $500.
  • Consider joining as a Champion for Children or Corporate Sponsor at $1,000.

*** All contributions are tax deductible.   Benefits:

  • Receive our e-mail alerts, our on-line Greetings from Montpelier and legislative updates.
  • Learn more about children’s issues from our VT KIDS COUNT reports, fact sheets and issue briefs.
  • Receive member rates for our annual conference and special events.
  • Work with other Vermonters on an issue you care about.
  • Know you are helping Vermont kids.

What does it mean to be a member of Voices for Vermont’s Children? You can play a part in building a better future for our children. You can help improve the chance for success of children, including those vulnerable and disadvantaged, who deserve to be well-cared for, well-fed, safe, and healthy. More “voices” mean more influence – and your “voice” helps ensure that all children and youth have opportunities to thrive and succeed.

What do we do? We do the research. We make sure policymakers and the public have the facts—tracking data on how kids and families are doing, providing practical analysis of issues and policies that affect children and families, and showing what needs to be done to support their healthy development. We work with others. We don’t go it alone. We work in coalitions, we organize outreach to communities, and we listen and learn from people who are concerned about the well-being of children. We advocate at the Statehouse. We always ask the question, is it good for kids? It’s our job to ensure that the needs of children are raised in every policy debate affecting kids and their families. We reach out to Vermonters by communicating about issues, encouraging public debate, and promoting action by community members across the state on behalf of children and youth. We mobilize Vermonters to influence key policy debates affecting children and families—by contacting their legislators, writing letters to the editor, or sharing research and data in community meetings. By becoming a member, you are ensuring that Voices For Vermont’s Children can stay true to our mission: Promoting public policy that enhances the lives of children and youth in Vermont.

Important Facts
School meals

In the 2013-2014 school year, 40.7% of students received meals categorized as free or reduced-price. Click on the graph for additional [more]

Poverty undermines children’s healthy development and has lasting effects on children’s physical and social-emotional health. Children growing up [more]

Early Prenatal Care

Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of pregnant women in Vermont receiving early prenatal care ranged between 80 and 85 percent. This was short [more]

Population

While the total population of Vermont has grown to an estimated 626,630, our child population has fallen since the 2000 Census count [more]

70% of Vermont’s housing stock was built prior to the 1978 ban on lead paint.  Lead paint and dust from lead [more]

Teen Births

Teen mothers often have fewer resources than older parents to provide for a healthy baby and for themselves.  Babies born [more]

7.5% of Vermont’s children received Reach Up (TANF) benefits in 2011; a 27% increase from 2007. [more]

98% of Vermont’s children have health insurance. [more]

Babies with low birthweight – under 5.5 pounds – are at risk for respiratory conditions, cognitive and developmental delays, and other long-term health [more]