The Kids First

Celebration Commemorating Our Legacy of Innovation & Transformation

Rescheduled to Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum • 901 West Pratt Street • Baltimore, MD
The Kids First

Celebration Commemorating Our Legacy of Innovation & Transformation

Rescheduled to Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum • 901 West Pratt Street • Baltimore, MD

This special evening will launch the Kids First campaign to transform the way America cares for and educates its children and celebrate Baltimore’s heritage of innovation and philanthropy.

2020 Sadie Award Recipients

Guy E. Flynn & Nupur Parekh Flynn

Leaders in Innovation & Philanthropy About the Sadie Award

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Why Kids First?


Kids First is a new vision to guide our future—a bigger vision, a fresh vision, a vision based on brain-based research, on the power of culture to transform, and on our track record of success. We need a new vision for children in America because the world has changed. For all children to thrive, they need an education adapted to serving the whole child and adapted to each child’s gifts, talents, and needs. We need to mobilize a citizen’s movement to transform how America cares for and educates its children.

Parents are looking for an education system that meets the needs of the whole child, which:

  • Provides social and emotional support
  • Assures success in life, not just in the classroom
  • Accounts for the environment in which a child lives

The reality is that we do not put kids first in this country. If we did:

  • No child would attend a poorly equipped, substandard school
  • No child’s diagnosed needs would go untreated
  • No child in crisis would be ignored and become part of a system that turns them into a statistic

Kids First is an opportunity for you to join forces with thousands of other like-minded individuals to change the narrative for children who depend on us for their future.

We want to be a voice for those who do not have a voice!

The Strategy


To realize the vision of putting Kids First, we must enlist the support of parents, grandparents, educators, and leaders of every sector of society—business, government, and faith communities.

Engage

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We want to engage as many people as we can in the greatest cause we can imagine: the future of our children. Our team members—teachers, counselors, clinicians, administrators, board members, and donors — are the key to engaging communities. They share their connections and open doors to strategic partners.

Advocate

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Giving every child a chance to succeed requires the advocacy of leaders at every level of our society—government, business and the community. It requires mobilizing parents, teachers, child-serving professionals, and even kids to aggressively advocate for actions that protect, enhance, and support children.

Support

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Launching a national movement requires resources. It also requires funding to make sure that our programs and services continue to set the standard for innovation and excellence. Your commitment as a colleague will fuel the Kids First movement.

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The Kids First Celebration

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.