Strong Starts for Children, a new Decade of the Child initiative by the University of New Mexico's Family Development Program in the College of Education, begins dialogues for the initiative on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Alamosa Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. It's the first of five dialogue sessions at the location.

Strong Starts for Children is a way to create a brighter future for our youngest children and ourselves. In this project, people from all walks of life are invited to come together to talk about what we can do to make our community better for families and children. By taking part in five small-group conversations with your neighbors and working together on action ideas, you'll be creating a vision for our community. You can also stay involved to work with other community members to carry out ideas. Four additional small group conversations will also be held at other locations.

Everyone is invited to attend including parents, grandparents, business owners, educators, community members, everyone -- your voice matters! Join the UNM Family Development Program and Decade of the Child for a series dialogue sessions to create a vision for our community and discover ways to meet the needs of our youngest children.

When and where...
Alamosa Library
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12
Time - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

South Valley Library - Saturday, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16
Time - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

La Mesa Elementary School - Thursday, Sept.16, 23, 30 Oct. 7, 14
Time - 8 to 10 a.m.

South Broadway Cultural Center - Thursday, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
Time - 5:30 to 8 p.m.

KNME Virtual Dialogue* - Thurs. Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14
Time - 6 to 8 p.m.

*This dialogue series will take place online.

For more information or to register, call Dorothy L. Kerwin 277-9193.