Healthy communities are those that nurture and support the healthy development and well being of its children and youth as articulated in the community-based “Our Children, Our Future” standards.
Children are our most valued assets within the community and should be viewed within a community context that supports the child’s health, education, social skills, family relationships, recreational needs, safety, housing, and employment opportunities.
Lifelong learning is crucial to our progress as participants in a changing global community.
The health of the community can best be addressed by the recognition that city and school missions are interdependent and that collaborative initiatives will further our collective goals.
Families need access to education, training, day care, transportation, and employment to maximize economic growth and stability for themselves, their children, and the community.
Equal opportunity is fundamental to a just society.