The founders of Step Up for Kids envision a community where children and their parents may live a dignified, supportive existence.
Ultimately, we would like to create a drop-in center where new parents may go with their children to give and receive support during the emotionally rigorous times of post-partum-to-preschool parenthood.
Our peer-to-peer "Mom to Mom" program exists to support parents as they adapt to their new, demanding role. We also make and place colorful Stepstools in venues that serve children.
Founded by mothers, Step Up for Kids began fund and awareness-raising by implementing a simple idea with a few Prescott businesses. We gave them a “step up” with a stool that is easily manipulated by young children, colorfully painted by volunteers, and placed in a restroom that may serve children.
The simple action of washing hands is known to be the number one method of disease-prevention, and when children have a “step up,” making it easier for their caregivers to initiate a good habit, they are more likely to wash their hands. Preventing tummy-sink squashing, Step Up for Kids transforms restrooms into more functional and aesthetically-pleasing venues for child and parent dignity.
They make the sink more accessible to children and being family-friendly is good for business: Ty Fitzmorris, Raven Cafe.
Establishing ourselves as a community supportive of our children, and invested in preventative healthcare, our drop-in center will create educational opportunities and social support: elements critical to a community of healthy, growing people of all ages.
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