invest in our Children
Together we can act to ensure every child has a real opportunity to succeed.
The goal of Action for Delaware's Children is to be a voice for Delaware’s 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.
solutions we're fighting for
Action for Delaware’s Children focused on five important priorities in 2023:
Expanding the state’s commitment to high quality expanded school day and expanded school year services for children attending high-poverty elementary schools.
Expanding the state’s program to provide higher-quality, full-day Pre-K services for students who will be attending high-poverty elementary schools.
Continuing and expanding the state’s new program to provide vocational training and cognitive behavioral therapy to juveniles being released from the state’s juvenile detention facilities.
Dramatically expanding the state’s programs to encourage volunteering and mentorship by Delawareans in our public schools.
Reducing lead poisoning among Delaware children by eliminating lead-based paint from Delaware residential properties.
Some Sobering Numbers
Young children per year diagnosed in Delaware with lead poisoning.
In the United States in fourth grade math and reading proficiency.
Re-arrest rate among juveniles released from Delaware detention facilities.