By Melissa Collins, Child Welfare Intern at Kentucky Youth Advocates

Children’s Advocacy Week is fully underway, and while it may look a bit different than years past, one thing has remained the same: showcasing talented youth from across the Commonwealth!

In past years, Kentucky kids have shared their talents on Children’s Advocacy Day by performing during the Rally for Kentucky Kids in the Capitol Rotunda and creating artwork to hang in the tunnel between the Capitol and Annex buildings. 

This year, with Children’s Advocacy Week being virtual due to the pandemic, we still wanted to showcase the many talents of our Kentucky kids. Kids from all across the state submitted artwork and recorded performances to take part in a virtual art show. From drawings and paintings to musical and dance performances, Kentucky youth came together to inspire our state leaders to do what is best for Kentucky kids and their families.

Art submissions and recorded performances are being displayed during many of the Children’s Advocacy Week virtual events. In addition, artwork and performances were showcased during the Celebration of Kentucky Kids Facebook Live event on Friday, February 5th — view on YouTube or below.  

Kentucky Youth Advocates would like to thank each and every Kentucky youth who submitted artwork and recorded performances for our Children’s Advocacy Week virtual art show! Be sure to tune into the various events taking place throughout the week (or watch recordings on our YouTube page) to see the fantastic work of our talented Kentucky kids. 

This post is part of the blog series, Intern Insights