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We can’t do it alone!

More “voices” mean more influence.  That’s why Voices for Vermont’s Children is a member organization.  We make it easy for you to support kids and their needs.  We alert you to specific issues being discussed in the legislature and provide sound research and analysis to give you the tools you need to make change happen for our children.

There are many ways for you to be an effective voice for Vermont’s children.  You can become a member of our organization, receive up-to-date information about policy debates concerning Vermont’s children and families, contact your state and local elected officials, or attend an event in your community.  Follow the links below to find out more about how you can get involved.

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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]