Children’s Week and Senior’s Day at the Capitol

Hanging of the Hands
Hanging of the Hands

Children’s Week and Seniors Days inundated the capitol during this third week of the Florida Legislative Session. Rallying in favor of prioritizing children’s issues, advocates from across Florida arrived at our state’s capitol for Children’s Week. The week kicked off on Sunday with the “Hanging of the Hands”, a tradition at the Capitol since 1986.  The Children’s Week Awards Dinner and Reception was held on Monday, where the 2020 Chiles Advocacy Award was presented to Jack Levine; Founder of the 4Generations Institute who previously served as President of Voices for Florida’s Children. The award is presented annually to a Floridian who has dedicated his or her life to improving the lives of children and families, and who have successful engaged others to promote policies and programs that benefit those children and families.

United Ways from across the state strongly advocate for children, families and seniors in the areas of health, education and financial stability. Starting with access to high-quality early learning childhood education, ensuring their success in school-aged years, including access to healthcare, achieving financial stability and a healthy stable lifestyle in their senior years.

To learn more about United Way and our advocacy effort, please visit United Way of Broward County.

Harrell Early Learning

Senator Harrell presenting SB 1688-Early Learning and Early Grade Success to the Education Committee

montford school services

Senator Montford presenting SB 190-Medicaid School-based Services to the Education Committee