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There is something about standing on your own two feet.

Find out how we are working to ensure that caregivers are in a better economic position to raise their children.

LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
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Let’s build something incredible—A child’s mind.

Find out how we promote programs, policies and practices to increase a child’s ability to learn.

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Childhood is a once in a lifetime experience. Let’s make it a good one.

Find out how we work to protect, strengthen and stabilize families to keep children and youth safe in their homes, schools and communities.

LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
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Eat the apple. However, going to the doctor is a good thing, too.

Find out how we promote better nutrition, physical activity and increase access to affordable high-quality wellness programs.

LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
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The only bars children should see in a lifetime are on the playground.

Find out how we promote opportunities that enable youth to rebound from contact with the juvenile justice system and prevent system involvement altogether.

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  1. Economic Sufficiency
  2. Education
  3. Child Welfare
  4. Health
  5. Youth Justice

2021 Kids Count Data Book

Maryland’s young people and families need continued focus from policymakers now more than ever as the state’s overall ranking for child well- being is 24th—highlighting a further decline from the previous year, according to the 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report analyzes how families have fared between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crisis.  To view the interactive version, click here; to view the Maryland profile click here; and to read our press release, click here.

We will advocate to ensure that all young people get the resources, education and supports they need to thrive.

This session, we worked hard to advance equity for all kids, despite the virtual hearings and long nights. We advocated for policies, programs, and procedures that will help children, youth, and families of all races, ethnicities, and places of birth across Maryland reach their full potential. Click here for our 2021 legislative focus and here for key highlights of our advances toward equity. Just need the infographic? Download it here.