Children and Youth

A nation’s future depends on how well it nurtures and protects its young people. Pew seeks to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems that affect the next generation.

Pew supports initiatives, grounded in research and evidence, that aim to help children and youth become active, contributing members of society both in Philadelphia and around the country.

At the national level, Pew supports efforts to prevent children from languishing in foster care without safe, permanent families. We work to provide access to high-quality preschool for all three- and four-year-olds. We support a public health initiative that seeks to reduce young people’s exposure to alcohol advertising, because underage drinking is the nation’s most pressing drug problem. 

Locally, the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia offers operating and project-specific support to a number of nonprofits that aid youth in the city and four nearby counties.

  • Foster Care Reform

    From 2003 to 2009, Pew worked with partners at the local, state and national level to ensure more of these children were living with safe, permanent families.
  • Partnership for America's Economic Success

    The Partnership for America’s Economic Success highlights those program investments for children that produce significant returns for our economy and help build a strong, educated workforce for the future.

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