The Parent Valet Campaign

Why We Are Launching A Campaign

As a society, we are not achieving the outcomes we need for all youth to lead productive adult lives. For example:

  • More than 40%  of all 4th graders in each ethnic group are reading below grade level, according to the 2018 National Assessment of Educational Progress.

  • More than  55% of all 8th graders in 5 out of 6 ethnic groups are below proficiency in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

  • More than 15 million children under the age of 18 are at an increased risk of substance abuse and mental health issues, according to the National Survey of Children’s Health.

  • Roughly, 47%  of all children ages 6 to 17 engage in less than 5 days of rigorous physical activity (min. 20 minutes) according to the National Survey of Children’s Health.

  • There are  4.5 million young adults ages 16-24 who are not enrolled in school part-time or full-time, and not employed part-time or full-time, according to the  US Census Bureau.

Too many children are falling through the cracks because their parents and care professionals are unaware or unable to access great programs and services. The Afterschool Alliance reports:

  • More than 2  out of 3 parents living in communities of concentrated poverty reported that finding an enriching environment for their child in the afterschool  hours was a challenge.

  • Nearly 1 out of 2 parents living outside of these areas reported the same experience.

  • 1 in 5 kids are alone and unsupervised from 3 to 6 p.m. during the hours when juvenile crime and victimization peak—and many parents are still at work.


 

Call to Action

As parents and caring adults, I am asking for your help. All children and youth should have access to people and environments that cultivate their talents.  Every parent and care professional should have access to the tools that enable them to identify the information they need to fulfill their intentions for their child’s learning and development. My goal is to bring this vision to life in a company, Parent Valet.

If this vision resonates with you, please Join the Parent Valet Campaign and invite others to join to demonstrate overwhelming interest and support for this vision. Your feedback will be used to inform school district leaders, government agency leaders and nonprofit leaders in your communities that you want a single place to find and access the things you need to support your child’s learning and development.

Together, we can make the difference!

Together we can make the systems that support our children and youth better!

Together we can make the systems that support our children and youth better!

Join the Parent Valet Campaign