Department Initiatives


Everybody's a Teacher
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How to Help Children & Youth in Foster Care Get the Best Education Possible

The "Everybody's a Teacher" initiative is designed to encourage individuals and communities to become involved in the education of children and youth in foster care and address issues that often stand in the way of their doing well in school. The message we and others hope to convey is simply, everybody is a teacher!

Many professionals in our local communities understand these issues, and our hope is to use this initiative to bring judges, guardians, care managers, advocates, teachers and school administrators, and others together to develop an action plan that will improve the educational outcomes for our children.

Please review the items in the Everybody's a Teacher "Backpack" at left. You will find suggestions on how you can be involved in this exciting initiative to help all children succeed in school.