MarinKids is the single unifying voice and resource advocating for the general welfare of all children and youth in Marin from birth to 18 years of age.

Vision

We imagine a Marin where all children possess a sense of hope, possibility and well-being because they are safe, fed, housed, healthy, nurtured and educated to their full potential.

Mission

To build a community — through advocacy, education, research, mobilization and leadership — that believes caring for all of Marin’s children is our collective responsibility, and that acts to realize this belief.

Our children’s long-term well-being and Marin’s civic and economic future hinge on ensuring every child has access to high-quality preschool opportunities, a rigorous K-12 education set to high standards, regular and responsive ealthcare, physical activity and nutritional food, and a community that cares for all the children.

MarinKids will inform and energize action of individuals, organizations, voters and policymakers and highlight progress. We will act as a gathering place for the community stimulating fresh ideas, new policies and collective action. We hope you will join us in working towards our shared goals and priorities.

History

A Leadership Committee of community leaders from various sectors throughout the county (philanthropy, health, education, government, faith, media, business and community advocacy), committed to a shared vision for all Marin’s children, guides MarinKids.

Convened in 2008 by First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, MarinKids Leadership Committee worked together to develop a shared vision, goals, core principles and an advocacy campaign.

In December 2009, the Leadership Committee adopted the name MarinKids and developed a plan to influence change through a broad-based advocacy campaign. The campaign is designed to build community commitment to address significant
opportunity gaps among Marin’s children and galvanize strategic actions throughout the county to improve their lives.

What We Stand For

The overarching aim of MarinKids is to build a community that has at its heart a belief that caring for all the children is our collective responsibility, and that acts to realize that belief.

MarinKids will inform and energize action of individuals, organizations, voters and policymakers and highlight progress.  We will act as a gathering place for the community stimulating fresh ideas, new policies and collective action.  We hope you will join us in working towards our shared goals and priorities.