KIDS COUNT in Delaware Turns 25: Honoring the Past, Building Kids' Futures
Data, Discussion and Decision Making Devoted to improving the well-being on our state's children, youth and their families, KIDS COUNT in Delaware has been using highly credible research, data collection and education to inform change on behalf of children for the last 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, KIDS COUNT in Delaware plans to engage with community members in a number of ways throughout the year: we'll share data analysis examining changes over the last twenty-five years; we'll focus on policy and programmatic decisions made which have impacted child outcomes; we'll create connections within communities via statewide events and we'll reestablish leadership awards for child advocacy in the first state, highlighting & recognizing individuals from all sectors who have exercised leadership on behalf of children in the State of Delaware.
Because kids are so important to our collective long-term success, it's imperative that we measure and understand conditions in which they live so that we can invest our time, effort and resources in ways that will ensure the best return for us all. By providing the best data available about kids in the state, the goal of KIDS COUNT in Delaware is to help organizations make data driven decisions and evaluate outcomes in order to progress toward their goals; to keep agencies informed and responsive to changing and emerging needs; and to assess where we can better focus collective energy in order to achieve better results. After all, children are 25% of our population, but 100% of our future.
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policy makers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussion concerning ways to secure better lives for all children. The project here in Delaware is a collaborative effort of over forty organizations that is housed within the Center for Community Research & Service at the University of Delaware.
Please help us honor our past while building for the future with your gift of "25 for 25". Suggested gift levels include:
- $0.25/day (i.e. $7.75/month)
A tax-deductible contribution can be made at www.udel.edu/giving/kidscount
You can also send a check (payable to the University of Delaware) to: KIDS COUNT in Delaware, 298K Graham Hall Newark DE, 19716-7350
A Big THANKS To Our Project Sponsors:
Annie E. Casey Foundation
State of Delaware
University of Delaware
Nemours Children's Health Systems
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
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