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Out-of-school care is the second-biggest community need in Jackson Hole.

Children’s Learning Center, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, and the Teton Literacy Center each put enormous efforts into bettering their programs through hires, research-backed program improvements, and more each year.

While those efforts are ongoing, fundraising must cover the shortfalls experienced by these vital programs that have literally helped shape 88 percent of Teton County’s children.
In serving disadvantaged children, Children’s Learning Center, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, and Teton Literacy Center need to raise a collective $1.62 million annually to realize these benefits for our children and communities. And collectively supporting these programs through the Champions for Children fundraiser triples your philanthropical impact.
In serving disadvantaged children, Children’s Learning Center, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, and Teton Literacy Center need to raise a collective $1.62 million annually to realize these benefits for our children and communities. And collectively supporting these programs through the Champions for Children fundraiser triples your philanthropical impact.
Each dollar you invest today will be worth $9 to our community and priceless in the lives of the children we serve by the time today’s children graduate from high school. Your donations’ impact will only continue growing from there as those children enter the workforce and start families themselves with the tools we equip them with to break from cyclical poverty and social ills.

That’s the power of compound interest working on behalf of even those who can’t afford to invest. You reap the benefits nearly as much as the children do.

Long Term Success

Studies show that early childhood education helps prevent crime, increase graduation rates and college attendance, reinforces self-control and self-esteem in adulthood, and even improves parenting practices in the next generation.

Children getting early childhood education have less need for special education and other government services throughout their lifetime that costs taxpayers an estimated $7500 per child. In other words, it sets children and communities up for long-term success.

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For every dollar spent on early education annually, your community saves $9 in future remediation costs, associated with incarceration, truancy, school dropout, and teen pregnancy.

— Landmark 2004 study by James Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist.



Support Teton County Kids


For every dollar spent on early education annually, your community saves $9 in future remediation costs, associated with incarceration, truancy, school dropout, and teen pregnancy.

— Landmark 2004 study by James Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist.




 
 

Did You Know?


“85% of brain development occurs before the age of 5, but only 14% of public education dollars are spent on early childhood education in the US.”
Source: America’s Edge, Rand Corporation and the National Institute for Early Education Research.

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Donate to Champions for Children to improve access and opportunity for early childhood education programs that support the children and families of Teton County.
 
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