Giving Thanks and #GivingTuesday

Many of us are gathering this week with friends and family and taking the opportunity to reflect and give thanks. We here at TeamChild are so grateful for our community partners, and especially all of you who support our clients, our work and the broader movement for social justice.

We know you share our hopes for equity and our deep concern about the lack of meaningful opportunities for our children and youth. For over 20 years TeamChild has provided free legal help to countless numbers of youth struggling to navigate the challenges created by racially biased and economically unfair systems. Instead of homelessness, dropping out of school and incarceration, our clients are housed or back in school, with their families, and getting health care and other needed supports.

With your help, over the last year, we’ve expanded our legal services program to the youth facing homelessness, youth in foster care and youth who are incarcerated in our state’s juvenile prisons. We’ve also set our sights on cutting in half school exclusions and youth incarceration in Washington State.  We’re building our policy and training programs and strengthening our community partnerships so that we can replace outdated and punitive strategies with restorative, community-driven strategies that promote positive youth development. We can’t do this work alone, and urge you to join our efforts.

On #GivingTuesday, November 28thwe give thanks to you and we ask that you get involved. Invest in TeamChild. Be part of creating a better future for our youth and our community.

 

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