KidsBay: Being A Kid, Raising Kids In Tampa Bay

"If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.''  -- Pearl S. Buck, American writer, 1892–1973

The economy of a community can be measured in many ways, though perhaps none more important for the future than the health and well-being of children and families.

That's why 83 Degrees today is launching KidsBay, a new Focus Area dedicated to reporting on the economic successes of the Tampa Bay region when it comes to being a kid and to raising kids.

You'll find stories in KidsBay about talented people, innovative ideas and investments, global diversity and sense of place. We'll focus on arts, education, entrepreneurship, environment, health, housing, technology, transportation and other issues affecting the lives of nearly 1 million children who call the Tampa Bay region home.

Our goal is to help explain challenges and to feature successes as models for others in expectation of generating even more solutions and enhancing Tampa Bay's quality of life.

Let us know what you think. Send story ideas to 83 Degrees tips.

Contact Diane Egner for information about how to become an underwriting partner.

Diane Egner is publisher and managing editor of 83 Degrees. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.

Read more articles by Diane Egner.

Diane Egner is the publisher and managing editor at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 
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