Amid colliding crises, are our kids safe? Only if you answer “yes” ten times.

In every county, local initiatives can survey their parents and youth to get answers.

1. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access health care?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

2. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access behavioral health care?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

3. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access food security programs?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

4. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access housing security programs and safe housing?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

5. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access affordable public transportation to vital services?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

6. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access parent support services?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

7. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access affordable early childhood learning programs?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

8. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access fully-resourced community schools with health centers and extra tutors, mentors and navigators to link everyone to vital services — to ensure every student can succeed?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

9. Can 100% of the children, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access youth mentoring programs?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

10. Can 100% of the young adults, parents and caregiving grandparents in your county access job training and placement services to ensure job readiness, employment and self-sufficient families?

(circle your answer) Yes No Unsure

Our work is done when you can answer, “yes x 10” (with the data to back it up).

Mobilize! Survive! Thrive!

Please excuse any typos as I construct an article at 3am on only one cup of joe. These stories are mine and mine alone. I do not represent any organization here. All cartoon characters are pure fiction and any resemblance to real humans, puppies or three-headed hydras is total coincidence. Words and images ©Dominic Cappello but share with everyone you know. Questions? Push to front of reading list: 100% Community: Ensuring 10 vital services for surviving and thriving and Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras: Confronting Apathy, Envy and Fear on the road to saving humans and the future. Better yet, let‘s meet at the EYE bookcafe to share a latte and some bold ideas.

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A NY Times bestselling author, social justice activist, Oprah guest, co-author of Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras, 100% Community and Anna, Age Eight.

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Dominic Cappello

Dominic Cappello

A NY Times bestselling author, social justice activist, Oprah guest, co-author of Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras, 100% Community and Anna, Age Eight.

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