Minus 9 to 5’s vision is for all children in Hampton Roads to be healthy, thriving and ready to learn by the time they arrive at kindergarten.

Getting children to this point is not always easy. It takes more than learning ABC’s. The journey to success in kindergarten and beyond starts long before a child is born.

Our six Working Groups unite community experts and key organizations so they can connect the dots for family programs and resources that already exist in our region. Each Working Group has 15 to 20 professionals from across the region – experts who care about creating bright futures for children.

Our Working Groups are: