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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” —Ps. 23:1

National "Educate a Child, Change the World" Initiative

Your gift will make education possible for one million children! That is the goal of the "Educate a Child: Transform the World Initiative," affirmed by the 221st General Assembly (2014). The Assembly's action stood on the highest tradition of our Reformed heritage: education. Many of our children, God's children, are relegated to small futures by virtue of their race, their zip code or whether they are girls or boys. Powerful cultural and political structures conspire to relegate many children to substandard education - and then decry a high dropout rate that would perhaps be more accurately classified as a high "push out" rate. The urgency of this work is told in the cradle to prison pipeline, the rates of teenage suicide, in the lives doomed from their outset to despair and desperation and in the squandering of God's gracious gift of intelligence and imagination. Your gift will support efforts throughout our denomination including advocacy and public policy efforts.

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