DeKalb County communities can thrive today and reach their greatest future potential only if our children are thriving. That’s why our focus is on building a Greater Atlanta where every individual and family can thrive by making sure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential.
Communities that can say, “all the children are well” have babies who are born healthy; kids who read proficiently by 3rd grade; teens graduating from high school prepared for college, careers and life; they grow up in secure homes, in safe neighborhoods, with healthy food, access to medical care to keep them healthy; supported by communities where people are educated, employed, and housed; with ready access to good healthcare and affordable healthy foods.
108,694 (59%) children in DeKalb live in communities with “low or very low Child Well-Being.
In these communities overall Child Well-Being is 38% lower than the county average.
DeKalb County, Ga is a place where the voice of the community helps write the story of where we’re headed, where we aspire to be. And where responsive leadership, organizations and neighbors alike work towards realizing the full potential for every child, family and neighborhood. It’s an ongoing work in progress currently taking the form of our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan: Child Well-Being Update. Get up to speed on what that’s all about or follow the latest news now.