Following the Step Up for Kids Conference on Monday, October 8, attendees and others from the public are invited to a free evening with the arts from 5:00-7:00 PM, to enjoy performances from talented Kentucky youth in the Sunfish Tumblers Bluegrass Band and the Safiyyah Dance Company.

Also, the Colors of Life national photography exhibit, which is built on the premise that art can open people’s hearts and minds to the crisis facing America’s children, will be on display. In response to a surge in child poverty, homelessness, and other important child well-being indicators, Every Child Matters and the Colors of Life Foundation provided these images to spotlight the needs of children in 2012, and to remind us to challenge candidates for office to describe their plans for addressing those needs.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available to those in attendance.

What: 2012 Step Up for   Kids Evening with the Arts
When: Monday, October 8,   2012, 5 PM – 7 PM
Where: Muhammad Ali   Center, 144 North 6th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Cost: Free (Cash Bar)
Registration: No registration required

The Step Up for Kids Conference that day will feature national experts on children’s issues – ranging from health, to child welfare, to juvenile justice. They will discuss the latest research, best practices, and solutions that can improve outcomes for Kentucky children. And, Cabinet Secretaries Audrey Haynes, J. Michael Brown and Joe Meyer will talk about what’s happening on the ground in Frankfort, with moderator Ryan Alessi from CN2 TV’s Pure Politics. Attendees of the Step Up for Kids Conference will be awarded with one free drink ticket for the Evening with the arts. If you are interested in attending the conference, register online at

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