I find mantras to be somewhat trite (Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes……Give a man a fish and he eats for a day…., etc, etc), but at the same time I recognize that many ring true.  The one I share with you today in my first blog post is the widely-known It takes a village to raise a child.

Having done cursory research on this phrase (Thank you, Wikipedia!), I learn that while its specific origins are unknown, it is an African proverb that has been around for centuries.  And the wisdom it spoke so many years ago is just as relevant today—all members of the community share a collective responsibility in raising our children.

With that in mind, we at Voices will continue to be a resource to you.  Through the use of our revamped blog, we’re committed to sharing with you timely policy updates, at both the state and federal level, that will equip you with information and analyses to be used to advocate on behalf of Georgia’s children. 

The state of Georgia is comprised of close to 9.7 million “villagers,” and it’s up to each one of us to ensure that the children we help raise are as healthy and educated as possible.

We invite you to visit our blog, share your thoughts, and join us in our efforts!