The 2019 ReadyKids Community Breakfast

The ReadyKids Community Breakfast increases awareness of the needs of children and families in our community by bringing together over 200 guests from local government, school boards, leaders of other non-profits, workers from city and county agencies, and the community at large.


Please join us for the 24th Annual

Community Breakfast.

Monday, April 15, 2019

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Omni Hotel Charlottesville

212 Ridge McIntire Rd.

Seating is limited.  Please reply by April 4. 
Please contact Kristin Sancken with any questions.


In fiscal year 2018, ReadyKids impacted 8,836 local kids, families and child care providers. 
To learn more about our eight different programs and who participates in them, click here.

Keynote Speaker: Meg Jay

Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist and a narrative nonfiction writer. In her books, she weaves the latest research with what she hears everyday: the behind-closed-doors stories of real people.

In Supernormal, Dr. Jay reveals the secret world of the family hero: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity. Drawing on two decades of work with clients and students, Dr. Jay tells the tale of “the strong ones” in troubled families and communities, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and more. Taking us deep into their hearts and minds, she explores not only “How do they do it?” but also “How does it feel?”

In The Defining Decade, Dr. Jay elevates what it means to be a twentysomething. She argues that, rather than a developmental downtime, the twenties are a developmental sweetspot: a time when the things we do—and the things we don’t do—will have an enormous impact across years and even generations to come. The Defining Decade has sold more than 250,000 copies in all formats and has been published in more than a dozen countries around the world. Her related TED talk — “Why 30 Is Not the New 20” — has been viewed more than 10 million times.

Dr. Jay earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and in gender studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a B.A. with High Distinction in psychology from the University of Virginia. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, O Magazine, and on the BBC, NPR and TED.

Meg Jay is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Education at the University of Virginia. She is also a Certified Trauma Professional as well as a therapist at UVA Student Health. She maintains a private practice in Charlottesville.