Kids Out Loud!
KIDS OUT LOUD! WAS EPIC!
After parading up and taking over Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace on Sunday, October 1, 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 Vermont’s early childhood movement.
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?
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 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!
Check out our Facebook page for more great photos from Kids Out Loud.
Thanks to the awesome folks at Urban Rhino, the “Something Beautiful” music video and commercial starring Kat Wright, Mister Chris, you and 1,000 of your friends will be released in a few weeks! Stay tuned …
• Mister Chris, anthem co-writer, lead vocals, guitar
• Kat Wright, anthem co-writer, lead vocals
• Bob Wagner, guitar, vocals, percussion
• Josh Weinstein, bass, vocals
• Urian Hackney, drums, vocals
• Mark Sustic, Young Tradition Vermont, mandolin
• African Drumming Dance with Simbo & Seni, live drumming at the event!
… and more!