"The symposium gave us a unique opportunity to have small-group, substantive discussions with states tackling similar challenges," said Cecile de Jongh, first lady of the U.S. Virgin Islands. She left with "ideas and tools that I will bring home and use to improve the lives of children and youth."
Among the issues discussed:
Children's Cabinets are typically made up of the heads of all state government agencies with child- and youth-serving programs. They meet regularly to coordinate services, develop a common set of outcomes and implement plans to foster the well-being of young people in their states. The Children's Cabinet Network, which sponsored the symposium, is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment. Find out more about children's cabinets and the Children's Cabinet Network here.