The goal of Action for Delaware's Children is to be a voice for Delaware’s at-risk children, especially those living in poverty. We believe that many Delawareans want to help these children fulfill their potential, and we seek to educate members of the public about how the state can do that. Our hope is that the Delawareans we reach will, in turn, ask their elected representatives to make the changes needed to help these kids.
invest in our Children
Together we can act to ensure every child has a real opportunity to succeed.
solutions we're fighting for
Action for Delaware’s Children is focusing at the outset on modest expansions in three existing state programs that evidence shows us can have a real impact on the lives of at-risk children:
1. The Nurse Family Partnership program, a state program that sends registered nurses to the homes of first-time mothers living in poverty to ensure that their babies get off to a good start.
2. The state’s competitive grant program for Outside School Time programs, with a specific focus on increasing funds available to schools with high populations of students living in poverty.
3. Supplementing the state’s re-entry services for juveniles leaving juvenile correctional facilities, to include cognitive behavioral therapy and vocational training services.
Some Sobering Numbers
Highest infant mortality rate in the U.S.
of 3rd graders living below the poverty line were proficient in reading
of mothers receive timely pre-natal care