Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates
Today’s announcement to extend the application period of Kentucky’s Pandemic-EBT benefit through the end of August carries significance in and of itself to be sure, especially for the thousands of eligible families. But it is also symbolic of a tone of real responsiveness that Governor Beshear and Secretary Friedlander exemplify. That tonality is a key to leadership during these trying and complex times.
Whether it was around youth aging out of the foster care system and needing ongoing supports or, in today’s instance, around food on the table for families across the Commonwealth, the Administration continues a laser focus on ensuring real issues are addressed in a real way.
About Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates believes all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and secure. As THE independent voice for Kentucky’s children, we work to ensure policymakers create investments and policies that are good for children. Learn more at www.kyyouth.org.