Strong Families, Strong Communities

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    Strong and Families and Communities Committee has as its goal that “all families, neighborhoods, communities will have the skills, resources, motivation and support they need to successfully raise their children from birth to adulthood.” A community cannot support early childhood success or positive youth development without strong communities and families.  The Camden County Covenant, by ... More

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    Positive Youth Development focuses on improving the lives of Camden County’s young people ages 9- 24. The mission is that “All children will be at home, in school, on track, and connected to their community.” Through Covenant actions, supporting positive youth development will take form in many ways including promoting creative ways to get information ... More

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    Early Childhood Success targets the very youngest of Camden County’s residents – its children ages 0-8. The Covenant has as its desired outcome that “All children will be safe, healthy and learning at their developmentally appropriate life stage.”  The literature suggests that the earlier you can positively engage children in healthy life behaviors the greater ... More

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    According to the most recent KIDS COUNT Report published by the Association for Children of New Jersey, the premier child advocacy organization in our state, Camden County ranked 17thout of 21 counties in objective indicators of child and family well-being. Recognizing the profound implications of this data for the future of the County, the Freeholders, ... More