Delaware Governor's Wife to Lead At-risk Kids' Initiative - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delaware Governor's Wife to Lead At-risk Kids' Initiative

Posted: Apr 06, 2018 8:41 AM Updated:
(Graphic: Delaware Governor's Office) (Graphic: Delaware Governor's Office)

DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware Gov. John Carney's administration has announced a new initiative aimed at helping the state's at-risk children, spearheaded by the governor's wife.

First Chance Delaware is intended to be an umbrella group to coordinate public-private partnerships focused on expanding access to nutritious food, helping parents prepare their children for school, and assisting students with emotional trauma.

First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney said Thursday the challenges faced by Delaware families lead to a "geometric and generational erosion of opportunity," which this initiative aims to alleviate.

"First Chance is not a new program," she added. "It is a framework, in coordination with the Family Services Cabinet Council, to promote a statewide culture of commitment to Delaware’s children. In advancing that culture, we recognize our shared interest, as well as our shared moral obligation, to give all children an opportunity to realize their potential – in learning, work, and citizenship.”

The first collaboration will be a state task force on ending childhood hunger.

First Chance Delaware is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Casey Family Programs, which focuses on foster care and child welfare.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Democrat Ben Jealous Struggles in Blue Maryland

    Democrat Ben Jealous Struggles in Blue Maryland

    Sep 19, 2018 3:16 PM -04:002018-09-19 19:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:21:15 GMT
    From left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry HoganFrom left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry Hogan
    From left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry HoganFrom left: Ben Jealous and Gov. Larry Hogan
    A Goucher College poll released Wednesday shows incumbent Maryland gubernatorial candidate Gov. Larry Hogan leading his Democratic opponent Ben Jealous by 22 percentage points.More
    A Goucher College poll released Wednesday shows incumbent Maryland gubernatorial candidate Gov. Larry Hogan leading his Democratic opponent Ben Jealous by 22 percentage points. More
  • Drivers Advised of Weekend Traffic at Bay Bridge Ahead of Sunfest

    Drivers Advised of Weekend Traffic at Bay Bridge Ahead of Sunfest

    Sep 19, 2018 3:03 PM -04:002018-09-19 19:03:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:19:50 GMT
    MARYLAND -- The Maryland Transportation Authority is giving drivers a heads up about increased traffic ahead of Sunfest this weekend. MDTA says due to Sunfest in Ocean City, driver should expect traffic volume to be higher than normal Thursday, SeptemberMore
    The Maryland Transportation Authority is giving drivers a heads up about increased traffic ahead of Ocean City's Sunfest this weekend. More
  • Two Arrested On Drug Charges In Dover

    Two Arrested On Drug Charges In Dover

    Sep 19, 2018 1:21 PM -04:002018-09-19 17:21:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:09:20 GMT
    Dwahn Hooks and Keyana LewisDwahn Hooks and Keyana Lewis
    Dwahn Hooks and Keyana LewisDwahn Hooks and Keyana Lewis
    Dover police arrested two people on several drug-related charges following a search warrant Tuesday morning.More
    Dover police arrested two people on several drug-related charges following a search warrant Tuesday morning.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices