Children aren’t born with the skills to succeed.
They’re born with the potential to develop them.
Studies show that the first five years of a child’s life are a time of rapid brain development – a once-only window of opportunity when a child’s mind becomes wired for success (or hardship) that will last into adulthood.
It’s a scientific fact. Children who have access to high-quality, early childhood development programs in the first five years will be better prepared both intellectually and emotionally — to become healthier, happier and more socially responsible adults.
The Raising Every Child Campaign for Family Services ensures that disadvantaged children from birth through age five are ready to achieve in school and succeed in life.
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Raising Every Child will improve the physical, social, and emotional health of 1,500 young children annually.
Raising Every Child will rehabilitate existing classrooms and add preschool space to serve over 300 three- and four-year-old children.
Raising Every Child will provide 100 teachers with training and support to help our children become good learners.
Raising Every Child will support efforts to make high quality Pre-K programs available to all four-year-olds in Forsyth County.
Because the first five years will last a lifetime.
Raising Every Child helps build a better future for our community. But, we can’t do this alone. We need your help.
You can ensure that more of our children, from birth through age five are ready to achieve in school and in life.
Shelby and Lee Chaden
Peggy and Bill Reingold
Mary Craven Adams
Drs. Patricia and Steven Klein
Sheriff Bill Schatzman
Dr. Eric Tomlinson
Dr. Kathryn Williams and Alan Davis
Anna Marie Smith
Robert J. Feikema
President & CEO
Michelle Speas, CFRE
Chief Development and
Public Relations Officer