OUR VISION: In 2025 Logan kids will be as healthy and full of potential as any other group of Queensland kids. If all of us can assist 5,000 more Logan kids to arrive at 8 years old in great shape, we will have achieved our goals.
Kids who do well in their early years have the best chance of doing well in life. So the difference we make now has a big payoff in the future.
HERE’S THE APPROACH:
Act for every child at each age and stage of childhood
There are things we need to do at every age and stage of childhood – and we need strong families and communities too. Our Roadmap describes this. We’re using collective impact principles and a mighty data program to get organized to do all the things that need to be done.
Build a community movement
Our vision is to build a long-term community movement where everybody knows lots about child development, values kids and puts this into action.
An empowered community
We want to see local people in leadership roles helping shape decisions about the issues that affect them, so community engagement and empowerment is important.
Shared, local decision-making for coherent social investment
We’d like to see changes in the way governments design and spend their social investment dollars– with far less fragmentation in the social spend. We want to end the Meteor Shower of programs that hit communities in a random pattern from different programs, departments and levels of government. That means more decisions devolved for integrated decision-making at the city / regional level. We are building local governance structures that can help achieve that.
Answer the right policy questions
Disadvantage and poverty in Australia are highly geographically concentrated, so we need a long-term plan for making these communities do well. We need to think holistically and strategically and ask “how do we make this community thrive?”
When we ask that question, we find we have a good answer – one that looks a lot like Logan Together.
Our Roadmap is our plan to do the things that matter for our kids.