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Get Engaged with the State of the State

By: Shannon Jones, CEO, Groundwork Ohio

We work every day to ensure Ohio is the best place to be a young child. But we can’t do it alone. We depend on an army of advocates to use their big voices and speak for young children who can’t speak for themselves.


This spring we’re preparing to travel throughout the state, holding community conversations and listening to local experts about early childhood, child care, and maternal health issues affecting Ohioans from all corners of the state.


We’ll also be listening closely to Governor DeWine’s State of the State address on Wednesday, April 10 at 12 pm, just three weeks from now, to see how the administration is planning on championing children. In fact, sign up today to receive a customized BINGO card and see if Ohio's infants, toddlers, and young kids come out on top during the speech. Playing BINGO helps us track when the issues of greatest concern to Ohio families are covered.


Did you know that 79 percent of Kindergarteners from families with low incomes enter school not ready to learn? Our youngest deserve better and we need to hear more voices in this state asking policymakers for better systems that provide change and create strong foundations for our children and families.  


Stay tuned and watch for more information from us regarding how you can attend one of our roadshow events and follow along with the State of the State.


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