Organizations supporting Philadelphia youth see firsthand how gun violence, drugs, and poverty have traumatized children and robbed them of safety and security. Now these groups are launching The Kids’ Campaign to tell those vying for mayor that there is nothing more important than making every day safer than the day before for children and families.

The Kids’ Campaign is the first of its kind in Philadelphia – a nonpartisan effort that is not backing a candidate and that defines the election solely on the safety of children and youth. Through candidate questionnaires and forums, The Kids’ Campaign will share with voting parents and young adults the information they need to determine which candidate will keep Philly’s children safe.

Thirty organizations have already pledged to promote The Kids’ Campaign S.E.C.U.R.E agenda: Safety, Education, Careers, Uplifting families, Recreation, and the Environment:

After School Activities Partnerships, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, Bright Little Scholars, The Center for Autism, Center for Families and Relationships, Children First, Children’s Village, Childspace Too, City Year Philadelphia, Deep Space Mind 215, Episcopal Community Services, Fab Youth Philly, First Up, Greater Philadelphia Extracurricular Collaborative, HopePHL, Indochinese American Council, Learning My Way Montessori, Maternity Care Coalition, Need in Deed, PA Youth Vote, Parks & Rec Heroes Fund, Philabundance, Philadelphia Community Empowerment Through Soccer/Kensington Soccer Club, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative, Philadelphia Mental Health Center (PMHC), Philly Homes 4 Youth, Project HOME, Reinvestment Fund, Settlement Music School, Support Center for Child Advocates, Sunrise of Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño, Tiffany’s Grow and Glow Family Childcare, and Turning Points For Children