A movement designed to draw attention to, honor and protect San Luis Obispo County’s youngest citizens and to underscore how important their futures are to all of us is taking another step forward.
The Children’s Bill of Rights will be before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in an effort to gather the board’s support. It has already picked up backing from the county Health Commission, the Lucia Mar school board, the county Office of Education, and the United Way youth board.
In addition, there will be a Children’s Summit on April 19 at Mountainbrook Community Church in San Luis Obispo.
A number of groups have worked for three years to get to this point and beyond under the leadership of First 5 of San Luis Obispo County.
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The 12 rights enumerated range from a safe home and good diet to more nebulous goals such as encouraging youngsters to “dream big, grow through challenges and mistakes, and to always live with hope and aspiration.”
For more information, go to www.first5slo.org/childrens-bill-of-rights.
The 12 rights are:
First 5 San Luis Obispo County serves children from before birth to age 5, “to ensure that every child is healthy and ready to learn in school.”