As adults we are responsible for meeting the needs of children. It is our moral obligation to help children survive, thrive and grow into self-sufficient adults - caring parents, competent workers with a fair opportunity for success and fulfillment, and responsible citizens. Adult society must provide children with food, shelter, medical care, and an environment that is both secure and stimulating. Children need our assistance to obtain the decent education they deserve, to prepare to compete in the job market, to make sound decisions about when to become parents, to feel valued and valuable, and to feel that they have a fair chance to succeed.

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