In 2012, our team began working with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative (now part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation) to design a national campaign to improve the odds for young people aging out of foster care. The campaign is now heralded in child welfare circles as a key driver in the 2014 passage of Public Law 113-183 – The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. Success Beyond 18 was launched in 2013 on Capitol Hill at an event headlined by Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Carrie Fox and team were responsible for every element of the campaign’s development and launch, including naming, all event logistics, speechwriting, media and promotion, as well as training the young people to serve as campaign advocates. Our team also wrote and directed a PSA on the issue, which then aired on stations across the country through the remainder of 2013. The campaign launch achieved 46 million impressions, including highly targeted media coverage in key U.S. media markets, as well as op-eds placed in the Huffington Post, The Indianapolis Star, and The Portland Press Herald. We provided important communications-related technical assistance to Governor Markell and his staff and Jim Casey Initiative sites in 16 states, including a communications toolkit with template materials that sites could use to elevate their work on the campaign’s policy and practice goals.
What Clients Are Saying
“With Mission Partners, I feel like I am part of the team, and they’re definitely part of mine. I get to learn from them every day, and they appreciate learning from me in order to do their job well. Really, I feel like I am part of a family.”
“Carrie has a great sense for how to teach people. She doesn’t stop at developing messaging, but she shows people how to use it.”
“Mission Partners has a certain stick-to-itiveness that I really appreciate. Keeping us on track, getting what you need, holding us accountable. It’s not easy to do, but Mission Partners does this flawlessly.”
“Mission Partners employs a degree of thoughtfulness and intellectual investment that exceeds my typical experience with other consultants.”
“Together, Carrie and Carolyn bring a powerful combination of disciplined expertise and creative problem-solving to any organization seeking to achieve its full potential.”
“Mission Partners has been an amazing partner… great listeners and brilliant strategists. They took the time to get to know our programs and our strategic objectives, and they created opportunities for us that perfectly fit with our goals and that we never could have made happen on our own. Carrie and her team are geniuses at leveraging modest investments for maximum returns. They are among the most genuine, friendly, and conscientious professionals we’ve worked with in our twenty-two year existence.”
“It was refreshing to watch how you were able to take all of our ideas, and organize them into a unified vision. When Mission Partners [was recommend to] me, frankly I didn’t know what to expect…. But after seeing you guys in action, we would be lost without you.”
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