A father prepares a meal with his children.


So much of a parent and child’s everyday routines help develop and ready them for a successful life, but a lot of that comes without either of them thinking about it.

Student interns work under the supervision of The Children's Trust staff.

The Children’s Trust

Parents often have a hard time keeping their kids busy, and out of trouble, during the summer months. Just keeping their kids engaged can be hard enough, but finding something productive for them to do can feel like hoping for a miracle.

Morris Copeland was named David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children honoree in 2020.

The Children's Trust

Growing up in Liberty City, Morris Copeland saw firsthand the challenges facing Black youth in the inner city and the difficulties sidestepping trouble on the way to adulthood.

The Children's Trust sets its 2021 legislative priorities.

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March means one thing in Tallahassee; the start of the legislative session for the State of Florida.

Be Strong International named one of the Champions for Children Programs of the Year.

For more than a quarter of a century, the not-for-profit organization Be Strong International has helped children and parents improve their relationships through a variety of programs and initiatives.

The Trust and COVID-19

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2020 has taught us resiliency and adaptability to pivot to the needs of our community as we cope with a new normal.

Amanda Altman and Bradel Canfield

Champions for Children

A year ago at this time, South Florida was preparing for the Super Bowl and, unfortunately, the rise of sex trafficking that often accompanies large events in Miami. Local and national attention focused on sex trafficking and ways to prevent it. But what about the rest of the time?

A mixed race family with adopted children has fun at home.

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Our needs don’t go away during a pandemic – they increase. That is especially true for children in Miami-Dade County who are currently in the foster care system.