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What Happens When Growing Up Means ‘Aging Out’?

Each year, some 25,000 children “age out” of the foster care system in the U.S. A process known officially as “emancipation,” aging out more often means the loss of stability for young people unprepared for living as adults.

In a … Read more

Planting the seeds of women’s leadership

In an opinion piece for the Tennessean a few weeks ago, former Federal Communications Commissioner Debi Tate wrote about how important it is that leadership reflect what we look like as nations in which half the citizens are women. Writing … Read more

Mitigating a hazard to Florida’s children

Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old and under when they are traveling in … Read more