Being a kid is always tough. You’ve got friendships to make, life lessons to learn, grownups to please. But threats to the health, safety and wellbeing of children eclipse all of those challenges.

During our Second Annual Children’s Week, First Focus on Children and our partner advocates will highlight the issues that imperil our nation’s children and call on our country’s lawmakers to act in the best interest of the child.

We now have a roadmap to reducing child poverty. Protections for migrant children. Mechanisms for preventing child abuse, improving health care coverage, and clear strong ideas on how to make affordable child care a reality for all families. All we need is the political will to make children the priority in everything we do.

Now’s the time. Our kids can’t wait. Our guide to Children’s Week will be updated with the latest resources, events, and ideas that highlight the unique needs of children in our nation and world. Join us by spreading the word and sharing your own resources with #ChildrensWeek2019 on social media.