Nemours Children’s Health, Mental Health America, First Focus on Children, The Education Redesign Lab at Harvard University, Forum for Youth Investment and Children's Funding Project have called upon the Biden-Harris Administration to establish a White House Office on Children and Youth and a federal Children’s Cabinet. Children are the future of our nation. Our economic and civic strength and prosperity rely on today’s investment in children and youth. At this critical inflection point for our nation’s future, we need to re-imagine our systems for optimal health, well-being and development for all children and youth.
Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has a unique opportunity to build a prosperous future for children and youth, and our nation at-large. Please sign on to our letter calling for federal leadership structure for children and youth.
Sign on to support cohesive, national leadership for children and youth.
See who signed on to a letter to the transition team calling for national leadership for children and youth. Learn More
Watch a Children’s Week briefing to learn how states have utilized children’s cabinets and other leadership structures, and how the federal government can act now to improve outcomes and promote equity for children and youth.
Full Briefing (Video) Highlights (Video)
Read a summary of the proposals to elevate an agenda for children and youth. Learn More
Read the joint announcement from the organizing partners supporting national leadership for children and youth. Learn More
See why a coordinated, national strategy and budget for children and youth, spearheaded by a new White House Office and Children’s Cabinet, is needed. Learn More
See how a White House Office on Children and Youth and federal Children’s Cabinet could be structured and what their core roles and functions would be. Learn More