"Something Beautiful," the Anthem for Kids
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO!
After taking over Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace on Sunday, October 1st, more than 1,000 Vermonters—from Brattleboro to the border of Canada—danced and sang “Something Beautiful” with Mister Chris and Kat Wright in support of giving every child a strong start!
TOGETHER, WE TOOK ONE GIANT STEP CLOSER TO
POSITIVE, LASTING CHANGE FOR VERMONT'S CHILDREN.
Kids Out Loud! called attention to Vermont's critical shortage of high-quality, affordable child care. In response, hundreds of participants signed the Petition in support of investing in Vermont’s youngest children, joining the 10,500 Vermonters who had already signed.
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP? SIGN THE PETITION!
We’re delivering these Petitions to legislators in January and asking for an increase in funding for the Child Care Financial Assistance Program. Every new Petition signature we can add between now and then adds that much more weight to our ask.
HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?
Kids Out Loud! was our loudest and most powerful statewide call for change yet. But we're asking for big change, which means we can't afford to go quiet. In fact, we need to be louder.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BE LOUDER:
- Share your story with your legislator. Tell them why high-quality, affordable child care is important to you and to Vermont.
- Join an Action Team. By partnering with Ambassadors and other leaders in your community, you can deliver a powerful and unified call for increased investments in the state’s child care system.
LISTEN TO THE ANTHEM!
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composition © Chris Dorman & Kat Wright
recording ℗ 2017 Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children
Written & composed by: Chris Dorman, Kat Wright
Produced by: Let’s Grow Kids
Arrangement support: Bob Wagner, Mark Sustic
Lead Singers: Chris Dorman, Kat Wright
Musicians: Chris Dorman, Bob Wagner, Josh Weinstein, Urian Hackney, Shane Hardiman, Brett Lanier
Back-up singers: Megan Butterfield, Anna Gebhardt, Sarah Weinstein, Erin Kranichfeld, Lulu Barr-Brandt, Clio Barr-Brandt, Liam Westdijk, Bea Ishee, Sidney Ishee , Leviah Gebhardt, Bob Wagner, Josh Weinstein
Sound Engineer: Oliver Gebhardt
Choreography: Lois Trombley