Since 2004, 96 individuals, groups and businesses have been named Connect with Kids Champions because they took the time to build positive, supportive relationship with young people.
Are you feeling inspired to “Connect With Kids” or “Do For Kids” but don’t know how? Here are a few places that are looking for caring adults to help mentor and guide young people.
APCYF launched the Connect with Kids campaign in 2003 to emphasize a simple, but very powerful idea: Children and teens need caring adults other than their parents in their lives. As part of this campaign, the Partnership recognizes teens and adults who make a positive difference in the lives of children. We call them Connect with Kids Champions 2004-2016.
DID YOU KNOW? A young person needs 3 or more positive, non-parent adults in his or her life! That will increase the chance that a he or she will make healthy life choices. BUT Only half of Arlington teens have 3 or more adults in their lives. Anyone can Connect With Kids! Find a teen and start listening to him or her. You’ll be amazed at what it can do. For both of you! Here are some tips on talking with teens LOGIN REQUIRED, from the experts (that is…the teens themselves).
For more information about connecting with kids, contact Michael Swisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-1671.