CFK Weekly—May 30, 2000


WE NEED YOUR HELP

NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS

**Fostering Leadership

**For Child Advocates: Children's Oral Health Do's and Don'ts

**Why Teach?

**Stand for Children Day 2000: Safer and Healthier Communities

CONNECT TODAY

**Up for Discussion: Funding Ideas


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but we do need to convince our funders. Please take a minute to answer
these two questions and send to Jan@benton.org:

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and welcome your suggestions!

 


NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS

**Fostering Leadership

By Susan Kellam

What happens when teens in foster care are involved in creating the
laws, policies, and initiatives that affect them? Susan Kellam explores
how state programs designed to help young people make the transition from
foster care to independent living are also creating a new generation of
leaders.

http://www.connectforkids.org

**For Child Advocates: Children's Oral Health Do's and Don't's

by Susan Nall Bales

Efforts to improve children's oral health have suffered from the perception
that the care of teeth and gums is a cosmetic concern, not a legitimate
health issue. The release of the Surgeon General's report on oral health
represents an opportunity for advocates to change that perception.

http://www.connectforkids.org

**Why Teach?

by Susan Phillips

In the ongoing anguished debate over the quality of public education
today, certain ideas have gained fairly common currency. One of these is
the comfortingly straightforward notion that if we paid teachers more,
we would get better teachers.  But that's not how teachers see it,
as a report from Public Agenda makes clear. ?A Sense of Calling: Who Teaches
and Why? is a useful reminder that money is never more than part of the
answer when it comes to improving schools.

http://www.connectforkids.org

**Stand for Children Day 2000: Safer and Healthier Communities

This month, communities across the country take a Stand for Children.
Find out what's going on in your area and online—and how you can
help ensure that all children grow up in safe and healthy communities!

http://www.connectforkids.org

 

CONNECT TODAY

**Up for Discussion: Funding Ideas

Lorie writes, ?I would like for someone to enlighten me on how to receive
federal grants, which would allow me the opportunity operate an inner city
subsidized daycare center.? Can you help?

http://www.connectforkids.org/thread_msg2030/thread_msg_show.htm?message_id=15706

 

We'll be back with a full Weekly next week, everyone!

Jan Richter, Outreach Specialist, and the Connect for Kids Team

Jan@benton.org