ACTION ALERTS!

 

 

 

There are no current action alerts.

Be sure to check out the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker to see the status of Blueprint for Kentucky's Children priorities and other bills that are good for kids.

Sign up to receive the action alerts here.

Advocates Gather in Frankfort for Children’s Advocacy Day

Hundreds of Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth, including over 150 children and youth, convened in Frankfort today for the 14th annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They urged elected leaders to support the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children, a unified agenda for child advocates across the state. “Today, youth, faith leaders, teachers, social works, pediatricians, elected leaders, and many others unite to ask our leaders to make Kentucky children a priority during the 2018 legislative session and [...]

New Year, New Legislative Session, New Website

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org New Year, New Legislative Session, New Website Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky Youth Advocates is excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, which will provide a wealth of resources throughout the 2018 legislative session. The new website has been designed to provide advocates with improved navigation and functionality across the site. The refreshed layout offers quick and easy access to a variety of tools and resources that allow advocates to [...]

By | 2018-01-10T11:10:38+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Kids Count, News Room|

A New Approach for Kentucky KIDS COUNT: Past, Present, Future

The dashboard in a car tells us how far we’ve gone (the odometer), what our current situation is (the speedometer) and, in eco-conscious vehicles, how to achieve greater energy efficiency. Similarly, a focus on where we’ve been, where we are now, and how to achieve future improvement guided the creation of the new KIDS COUNT Data Dashboard, which was unveiled with the release of the 2017 County Data Book earlier this month. By providing the [...]

By | 2017-11-28T11:03:09+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Blog, Kids Count|

Moving Forward for Kids: Investments in Our Future

In the 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, we are introducing a more holistic approach to measuring how children are faring in each Kentucky county. The County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. It also calculates how many children would be impacted if Kentucky was able to make just a 10 percent [...]

2017 KIDS COUNT County Data Book Introduces County-Level Benchmarks for Child Well-Being

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 *122 mpowell@kyyouth.org 2017 KIDS COUNT County Data Book Introduces County-Level Benchmarks for Child Well-Being The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. It also calculates how many children would be impacted if Kentucky was able to make just a 10 percent improvement for each measure. [...]

By | 2017-11-14T09:57:08+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Kids Count, News Room, Youth Justice|

Race for Results: All Kids Deserve a Path to Success

All Kentucky kids deserve a path to a successful and productive adulthood. The reality is, however, that the zip code in which children live, the amount of money their family earns, and the color of their skin are pervasive and powerful influences on the childhood they will have and the future they can embrace. Today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2017 Race for Results report, which features index scores calculated from 12 key [...]

By | 2017-11-10T15:10:02+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Economic Security, Education, Health, Kids Count|

Guest Post: Advocating In My Hometown

By Hannah Givens As an intern at Kentucky Youth Advocates, my summer project focused on my hometown of Greensburg in Green County. I focused on data points that KYA and the Annie E. Casey Foundation produce on children and their well-being for Kentucky and nationwide. With the upcoming 2017-2018 school year on the horizon, I presented to community leaders who work with children on a regular basis and that make decisions that affect our Green County children. [...]

By | 2017-08-02T16:14:49+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Blog, Economic Security, Education, Health, Kids Count|

Guest Post: Curiosity, KIDS COUNT, and a New Perspective

By Hannah Givens For the past two months I have been interning here at Kentucky Youth Advocates and am excited to share my experience. I first became interested in KYA when I met Dr. Terry Brooks at a meeting in Frankfort, flipping through the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children fact sheet booklet while he explained KYA’s initiatives. From taking a public policy course at Wingate University (Thanks, Dr. Wobig), I understood the policy priorities and recommendations [...]

By | 2017-07-26T22:29:56+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Blog, Kids Count|

Looking Back: 28 Years of the National KIDS COUNT Project

As Kentucky Youth Advocates celebrates its 40th birthday, we’re looking back at our history and how it has shaped the organization we are today. A big part of KYA’s history is the KIDS COUNT project, begun in 1989 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to strengthen public action on behalf of children and families and promote public accountability for their outcomes. When the Casey Foundation released the first edition of the national KIDS COUNT Data [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:16:40+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Blog, Kids Count|

Solutions to Tackle Child Poverty

The latest national KIDS COUNT Data Book reveals that more than 1 in 4 children in Kentucky live in poverty. Some families in which these children live may be scraping by, but others may not know where their next meal is coming from or where they will sleep next week. Living in poverty permeates every aspect of a child’s life—including their health, educational attainment, and future success—and by addressing poverty we can immediately begin to [...]

By | 2017-06-21T16:08:14+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Blog, Economic Security, Kids Count|