Building a Racial Equity Growth Plan for our region, one that will eliminate racial inequities in our area and improve the outcomes of all racial groups.
We cannot think of a recent time during which staying informed is more crucial. Understanding national, state and, most importantly, local events and their impact on you, as a reader and citizen, is vital. Help us expand this coverage, to provide you more trusted local news and to broaden your understanding of local events and developments by supporting our News for the Future campaign. Read more about the work our journalists have done this past year in our 2022 Community Impact Report at www.sentinelsource.com/impact.
Our vision is that every child in the Monadnock Region and their families are thriving! Your gift can help make that vision a reality. Start Small. Think Big. is the early childhood development initiative of Impact Monadnock…because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success of our youngest citizens. The Early Childhood Development Initiative of Impact Monadnock targets all children in the Monadnock Region, from birth to age eight, and their families. It was created in response to research indicating that early childhood development is one of the most critical factors determining the future of all citizens throughout the entire region—because what happens to our youngest residents will have a powerful impact on our community’s future success and prosperity. The most important investment we can make—Focusing on the educational achievement and welfare of children from birth to age eight creates a strong foundation for their future health, happiness and economic opportunity. And this in turn, leads to more stability and prosperity for the communities where they live. Healthy children who succeed in school and find positive outlets for play and recreation are far more likely to become productive, contributing members of the community. This is why early childhood development programs like Start Small. Think Big. are so important for the future of our region.
Coming together to celebrate -- whether with food, music, holiday festivals or the arts -- has a long tradition of uniting our communities throughout the Monadnock Region. More than just a night out, local events become a part of our family traditions (think holiday lightings and annual parades), introduce new people to the region, and demonstrate all there is to enjoy here throughout the year.