It’s About Kids Statewide Network

It’s About Kids (IAK) is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s statewide, grassroots advocacy network. IAK logo 2014It is comprised of almost 3,200 health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, legislative staff, parents and other engaged citizens joined together by their concern for the well-being of Colorado’s children. IAK members advocate for Colorado children by staying informed about children’s issues through the Children’s Campaign’s weekly electronic newsletter, KidsFlash, sending emails and making phone calls to their legislators during important public policy decisions impacting kids, participating in public events and rallies in support of kids, and sharing information about Colorado kids with their peers.

The It’s About Kids network is led by a dedicated group of volunteer community leaders who provide guidance and direction to their communities and to the Children’s Campaign in a variety of ways, including:

  • Voicing the unique needs and characteristics of the children in their communities
  • Engaging in regular dialogue and information exchange with Children’s Campaign policy staff to help shape and support our legislative agenda
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with policymakers and the media in their communities

It’s About Kids is currently in 50 communities across Colorado:

IAK Map rev 12-3-2015

 

  • Adams County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Chaffee County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Clear Creek County
  • Custer County
  • Delta County
  • Denver County
  • Dolores County
  • Douglas County
  • Eagle County
  • El Paso County
  • Fremont County
  • Gilpin County
  • Garfield County
  • Grand County
  • Gunnison County
  • Hinsdale County
  • Huerfano County
  • Gilpin County
  • Jefferson County
  • Kiowa County
  • Kit Carson County
  • La Plata County
  • Las Animas County
  • Lake County
  • Larimer County
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
  • Mesa County
  • Moffat County
  • Montezuma County
  • Montrose County
  • Morgan County
  • Ouray County
  • Phillips County
  • Pitkin County
  • Prowers County
  • Pueblo County
  • Rio Blanco County
  • San Luis Valley (Saguache, Alamosa, Rio Grande,
    Conejos, Costilla and Mineral Counties)
  • San Miguel County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Summit County
  • Washington County
  • Weld County
  • Yuma County

KIDS COUNT Presentations

Throughout the year, Children’s Campaign staff conduct locally relevant presentations on the current KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report in communities throughout the state. These presentations provide an opportunity for health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, legislators and staff, parents and other engaged citizens to come together and learn more about child well-being in their communities. Click here to find out more!

If you are a passionate community leader in early childhood learning and development, K-12 education or children’s health, and would like to learn more about the IAK network, please contact:

 

Katie Creedon

It’s About Kids Network Manager

303.620.4532

katie@coloradokids.org