Our mission is to support, advocate and build a better future for disadvantaged children and youth and their families through arts and education. Through voicing their stories and hardships GDF wants to ensure that all children and youth receive a relevant, high-quality education, have access to the arts, are empowered and reach their full potential. We focus especially in those who live in disadvantaged areas, and who are overlooked due to the lack of educational opportunities and economic challenges. Through our social initiatives we tell their stories to inform, engage and inspire the public to take action.
Of Hispanics, Blacks and low-income families live Fairfield County
Among Fairfield County students, high school students are approximately twice as likely to be chronically absent than students in grades K–8—a pattern that holds true within most school districts.