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Bloom Kentucky Grantmakers Rally Together for Kentucky Kids and Families

On Wednesday, February 8th, Bloom Kentucky Grantmakers from across the Commonwealth rallied together in Frankfort on behalf of Kentucky's kids and families. The 2023 Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol was a packed schedule–and certainly a packed house! Bloom grantmakers joined youth, fellow advocates, and elected officials in the Capitol Rotunda for the Rally for Kentucky Kids which featured youth performances and remarks from both young people and state leaders. Following the Rally, grantmakers [...]

By |2023-02-16T14:57:36-05:00February 16th, 2023|Blog, Bloom Kentucky|

Call for Children’s Advocacy Week Art Submissions

Kentucky kids, show us your art and talents! Children’s Advocacy Week is less than a month away, and while we have plans to replace the in-person advocacy events with virtual ones, there are a couple of things we are still missing: art and musical performances from Kentucky kids! In the past, Kentucky kids have performed during the Children’s Advocacy Day rally and created art to hang in the tunnel between the Capitol and Annex buildings. [...]

By |2021-01-07T14:04:29-05:00January 7th, 2021|Blog|

Children’s Advocacy Week: What You Need to Know (For Now)

Advocates, get ready! Children’s Advocacy Week is only six weeks away. While we are still sorting out final details based on legislators’ availability and whether or not we will allowed into the Capitol to film portions of the virtual events, here is what we do know: All Children’s Advocacy Week events will be virtual Each day will include a featured event (such as the Rally for Kentucky Kids), a Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children information session [...]

10th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day = SUCCESS!

The 10th Children’s Advocacy Day saw hundreds of children’s champions invade Frankfort today to join voices in calling for our leaders to make Kentucky the best place in America to be young.  You could not be in the Rotunda for the 10AM Rally or there for the 1PM KIDS COUNT briefing and award ceremony and not sense the power of that collective force.  I am so thankful for the many partners and sponsors that brought [...]

Children’s Advocacy Day Draws Hundreds to Frankfort

Jeffersontown, KY - Hundreds of Kentuckians of all ages from across the Commonwealth are convening in Frankfort today for the 10th annual Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They are urging legislators to fund kids first in the next two year state budget and support the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children, a common agenda for child advocates across the state. "We are challenging legislators to stand up for kids," said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. [...]

By |2014-01-16T11:08:29-05:00January 16th, 2014|News Room|

Couldn’t attend Children’s Advocacy Day? You can still take action on behalf of kids!

Hundreds of child advocates from across Kentucky are in Frankfort today, January 16, 2014 for Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They are urging legislators to fund kids first in the next two year state budget and to support the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children, a common agenda supported by child advocates across the state. Over the next few weeks, there will be several ways you can take action on important children's issues such as child [...]

Children’s Advocacy Day – See You at the Capitol on Thursday!

The week is upon us! The 10th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol in this Thursday, January 16. We look forward to seeing everyone in Frankfort! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register for the event and check out the CAD booklet to help you prepare for Thursday. Here are some final details about the event: 9:30am - Check-in and registration will be available in the Capitol Rotunda and on the back terrace of the [...]

Children’s Advocacy Day 2013: When it comes to kids, do we have courage?

The weatherman cooperated.  Citizens from throughout the Commonwealth – hundreds of them – showed up.  The atmospherics were great – the Blue Apple Players performing a scene from “Lincoln”; a high school dance team jazzing up the scene; and, young people talking about public policy issues like human trafficking and a smoke-free environment  that count in their lives.  And the 9th Children’s Advocacy Day kicked off. The sun may have been shining bright on our [...]

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