Heading back to school should be an exciting time. We expect our children to be a little nervous, maybe wondering if they’ll like their new teachers or if they’ll be in homeroom with their friends. But as kids head back to class across the country, we know that too many have more serious worries on their minds—things like hunger, illness, and even their own survival.
You can help. Learn what the Children’s Defense Fund is doing to address our children’s concerns and find out what steps you can take to ensure all children in our country can focus on learning and achieving, not on safety and survival: