Children, Families, and Youth Development
Systems of inequity profoundly influence the opportunities available to children, youth and families, and the ways that various groups have sought to increase positive effects and prevent or reduce negative ones. The resources included in this section highlight the primary role that family plays in shaping life experiences. They also shed light on the ways that racial inequity is present at the onset. From unsafe neighborhoods to environmental toxins, children of color are frequently exposed to a myriad of racial inequities, some based on the zip code in which they live. These facts offer paths for transformation and entry points to early intervention and support.
"“Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children.”
~ Sitting Bull, Dakota Sioux Chief
A Conversation About Growing Up Black – Op-Docs, The New York Times
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