Every child deserves to have a chance - even a second chance - to reach his or her fullest potential. Yet far too often, our youth become the victims or perpetrators of senseless acts of violence which have devastating effects on families and our neighborhoods. In many cases, our youth could have been helped had additional supports been in place. Too many of our most vulnerable kids fall through the cracks, further creating barriers to success and setting them on an unhealthy path.
What if public and not-for-profit entities worked hand-in-hand with community members, leaders, and organizations to ensure that youth and their families receive the comprehensive, wrap-around services and support they need to prevent future tragedies? What if neighborhoods, community organizations, and anchor institutions came together to tackle the root causes of youth violence? What if we all came together to support our children in fulfilling their potential?
That is the mission of Together for Children.
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