Did you know that 40 percent of children enrolled in early childhood education will still be in school at age 21? Volunteering with organizations like Durham’s Partnership for Children & Welcome Baby can change a child’s life.
Hundreds of new babies are born each year in Durham County. Thankfully, there are several organizations working to make sure that each child has a bright future ahead of them. Did you know more than 25,000 children under the age of five live in Durham County? Nearly half of those children come from low-income families.
Collaboration is vital to help our youngest neighbors succeed. A child’s brain continues to develop years after their birth; it’s not too late to impact Durham’s future. Providing parents with affordable, accessible, high-quality child care options will impact the Durham community for the better. Volunteering to impact a child’s life before formal schooling starts can have a positive effect years down the road.