Why focus on kids? Why am I so passionate about children?
The reason is because they matter. They are our most important resource. They will someday rule the world. This week, as leaders from around the globe gather in Paris to address the issue of climate change (and likely also global terrorism), I am hit with the realization of how important it is that we ensure that our children are ready to take the helm of managing this complex world. It is essential that as a global community we make sure they are ready.
I often look around and feel like our general society underestimates the value of our young people. I yearn for advancement in education, social welfare, and government policies that promote young people reaching their true potential.
Let’s work together to make sure that the needs of children and young people from around the world are recognized and prioritized.
Dr. Jillian Roberts