FAAZ Young Adult Leadership Board Member, Stefani, is creating generations of advocates as her family traveled to Washington D.C. for ZERO TO THREE’s Strolling Thunder Conference. Stefani, her husband Luis, and their two youngest boys, Christopher and Casper, represented Arizona as they joined babies and parents nationwide to “stroll up and roll up” to Washington and meet with their Congressional members.
The ZERO TO THREE, Think Babies Campaign, is focused on promoting the healthy development and foundation of babies in the first few critical years of their life through the promotion of early childhood programs and services.
Stefani and her family received a sponsorship through Southwest Human Development (SWHD), a local nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, to attend Strolling Thunder. Stefani shared with members of Congress the positive impact Southwest Human Development’s Healthy Families Program had on her family, helping her and Luis prepare for what to expect as new parents.
Stefani and Luis also spoke with Arizona’s Congressional leaders and staff on what it takes for families to raise healthy babies, including awareness of developmental milestones and early intervention.
Stefani is a proud advocate for the well-being of children, youth and families and hopes to inspire others to “stroll up and roll up” for the health and welfare of generations to come.