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.

  • Children's Dental Health

    Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, affecting nearly 60 percent of children, many of whom are low-income kids who lack access to adequate dental health care. We work to advance policies that improve kids’ oral health, allowing them to maintain healthy mouths, get the restorative care they need, and come to school ready and able to learn.
  • Home Visiting

    Pew’s Home Visiting campaign partners with policy-makers and advocates to promote smart state investments in quality, home-based programs for new and expectant families.
  • Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia (Children and Youth)

    The Philadelphia region includes a significant number of disadvantaged and vulnerable children. The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia offers operating and project-specific funding for the delivery of services for these young people.

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