Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs leaders to join May 22 discussion exploring child health, early childhood and K-12 education issues.

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Communications Director
Phone: (720) 256-1312
Email: tara@coloradokids.org

Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs leaders to join May 22 discussion exploring child health, early childhood and K-12 education issues.

PRESS ADVISORY

May 3rd, 2013

Colorado Springs community leaders will examine health and education issues facing children locally and throughout Colorado in a community luncheon May 22 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. To start the conversation, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado’s leading voice for kids, will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report.

The Colorado Children’s Campaign’s recent report shows Colorado still has one of the fastest growing rates of child poverty in the nation since 2000. Despite the increase in poverty, some signs of child well-being have improved during the same time, likely as a result of targeted efforts to increase access to child health coverage and high quality education. The annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report provides state- and county-level data on a variety of child well-being indicators.

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler will deliver a keynote address and join a panel of community leaders to discuss trends in child well-being in El Paso County and throughout Colorado.

The free event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Pikes Peak United Way and Alliance for Kids. Lunch will be served.

WHAT: Colorado Children’s Campaign Presentation and Discussion

WHO: Keynote address by Jill Tiefenthaler, President of Colorado College
Panel discussion featuring President Tiefenthaler; Lance Bolton, President of Pikes Peak Community College and Chairman of the Children’s Campaign Board of Directors; and other community leaders.

WHERE: The Lodge at Moose Lake, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (allow 10-15 minutes to walk or ride shuttle from zoo entrance to lodge)

RSVP: Public welcome with RSVP to Liz Houston at liz@coloradokids.org or 303-620-4532.

Lunch provided. Press welcome.

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About Colorado Children's Campaign


The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on improving the quality of and expanding access to child health, K-12 education and early childhood experiences. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tara Manthey at (720) 256-1312 or email Tara at tara@coloradokids.org.