The 2016-2017 State budget allocated an additional $2.5 million towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. This program has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009.View Press Coverage
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As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.
The rising number of homeless students in those communities was spotlighted in the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado report, released last month by the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Statewide, the number of homeless students in Colorado rose from about 24,000 in 2013-14 to 24,700 in 2014-15.View Press Coverage
A bill requiring school districts to uniformly share some local revenues with their charter schools passed the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote Thursday.View Press Coverage
In 2013, there was only enough space in child care facilities for 44 percent of Colorado children with all parents in the workforce, according to a 2015 report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
The Boulder Valley School District is seeing an increase this year in homeless students that local officials are attributing to a dearth of affordable housing. Students qualify as homeless under the federal McKinney-Vento Act because they lack either a regular or adequate residence.View Press Coverage
The Colorado Children’s Campaign (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy organization, released its annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! publication on March 22 with statistics on child well-being, education and infant health on the entire state, as well as our community specifically.View Press Coverage