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So far Kentucky Youth Advocates has created 217 blog entries.

We Are Your Future: Stand Together for Kentucky Kids

Kaleb Syra, high school senior at Barren County High School, spoke at the 15th annual Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol on February 13, 2019. Read his speech below. My name is Kaleb Syra. I am 17 and a senior in JROTC at Barren County High School. I have been part of the First Lady’s Youth Leadership Council for three years. When I was three months old I was put into foster care. And from [...]

By |2019-02-14T16:07:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 158 Passing House Health and Family Services Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates We see a growing trend of good coming from Washington, D.C. and from Frankfort when it comes to improving outcomes of kids impacted by the child welfare system. House Bill 158, championed by Representative David Meade, is Kentucky’s first step to ensuring state law is aligned with the comprehensive federal legislation, the Family First Prevention Services Act. Family [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:19:09+00:00February 14th, 2019|Child Welfare & Safety, News Room|

Governor Bevin and Other Elected Leaders Join Youth and Advocates for Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Governor Bevin and Other Elected Leaders Join Nearly 800 Youth and Advocates for 15th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Hundreds of Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth, including over 250 children and youth, are convening in Frankfort today for the 15th annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They are urging elected leaders to support the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children, a unified agenda for child advocates across the state. “Today, [...]

Let’s Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

By Aaron Clark, Kentucky Youth Advocates intern It’s February, and as advocates for oral health we know that means Children’s Dental Health Month is here again. Starting as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, Children’s Dental Health Month is a celebration aimed to help establish positive attitudes and good dental habits at an early age as a key component to maintaining good oral and overall physical health of people young and growing. We hope that [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:00:11+00:00February 12th, 2019|Blog, Health|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 1 Passing Kentucky Senate

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The issue of school safety is compelling, complicated, and complex. And rather than giving in to simplistic solutions, Senate Bill 1 will ensure that every Kentucky student is guaranteed a safe and supportive school environments in which to learn and grow. The critical nature of school safety has elevated discussions around the need for a multi-faceted approach that not [...]

By |2019-02-08T10:48:42+00:00February 8th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks in Response to Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The Governor’s speech this evening will inevitably and instantly create cheers and disagreement when it comes to education and pensions, health care and right to work. That kind of debate is not necessarily a bad thing, as I would suggest it could be labeled “democracy.” The headline arenas that leapt out as the common ground around which every [...]

By |2019-02-07T20:29:57+00:00February 7th, 2019|News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on SB 1 Passing Senate Education Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates The issue of school safety is compelling, complicated, and complex. And rather than giving in to simplistic solutions, Senate Bill 1 will ensure that every Kentucky student is guaranteed a safe and supportive school environment in which to learn and grow. The critical nature of school safety has elevated discussions around the need for a multi-faceted approach that not [...]

By |2019-02-07T13:22:31+00:00February 7th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks on HB 11 Passing House Health and Family Services Committee

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates Kentucky is one step closer to ensuring a new generation of children and teens aren’t at risk of the harms of nicotine with today’s passage of House Bill 11, championed by Representative Kim Moser, Chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee. Though the commonwealth has seen the rate in teens smoking declining, we now need to [...]

By |2019-02-07T13:10:48+00:00February 7th, 2019|Education, Health, News Room|

Tobacco-Free Schools for Kids Now and in the Future

By Meagan Petty, high school freshman, and Noble Steenbergen, high school senior  We are members of the Monroe County CARES Youth Prevention Ambassadors. We are drug prevention advocates from south central Kentucky. Our group works to reduce use of tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana among our peers. One area that our group has had a lot of success in is tobacco prevention. Each year we participate in the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Kick Butts Day [...]

By |2019-01-23T13:52:52+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Blog, Education, Health|

2019 Blueprint Legislative Priority House Bill 011 Make School Campuses Tobacco-Free

Blueprint Legislative Priority Make School Campuses Tobacco-Free House Bill 11 would help kids grow into healthy adults by enacting a statewide, comprehensive tobacco-free school campus policy. Review the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children policy priority fact sheet here. Status HB 11 is sponsored by Representative Kim Moser. It unanimously passed the House Health and Family Services Committee and is awaiting a vote in the Kentucky House. Read the latest statement on HB 11 [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:18:52+00:00January 11th, 2019|Bill Tracker|