Cedar Valley’s Promise (CVP) is a grassroots movement to improve the lives of our children through community-wide involvement. It connects parents, neighbors, businesses, governments and youth-serving organizations to provide all children with the support, assets, and resources necessary to achieve their fullest potential.
Cedar Valley’s Promise grew out of several area initiatives in 1998 concerned for the welfare and healthy development of all its children and to mobilize resources throughout Black Hawk County for their benefit.
The 13-member Policy Board of community leaders is committed to bringing together volunteer, private and public services to mobilize resources to benefit our children and families in Black Hawk County (the Cedar Valley).
Cedar Valley’s Promise encourages community groups and individual citizens to commit themselves to action and publicizes opportunities to do so. It identifies existing community resources and initiatives, identifies duplication in services for youth, and acts as a catalyst to strengthen community support for youth/children. It provides guidance for health, education, and human services, and for the establishment of healthy community relationships.
Cedar Valley’s Promise has articulated four underlying beliefs:
1. The time from conception to age five is critical for human development since the basic cognitive, social, and emotional foundation is established in those years.
2. Families are the primary care givers and educators of their children.
3. Families are able to identify their basic needs and must be given the opportunity to acquire resources necessary to meet those needs.
4. Families, schools, and the community must work together in partnership to insure the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and behavioral well-being of children and youth.
Here is a link for more information including links to our required documents.