Calling all Colorado educators: Apply to be a Statistics in Schools Ambassador and promote an accurate census in your community

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 26, 2019

The 2020 Census will help determine federal funding and political representation for Colorado communities for the next decade. If you’re a Colorado educator, the Census Bureau needs your help to make sure that every Colorado child is counted in the census next year.

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking pre-K through 12th grade teachers to serve as ambassadors for the Statistics in Schools program during the 2019-2020 school year. The Statistics in Schools (SIS) program provides free data, tools and activities that educators can incorporate into their lessons to teach students about the importance of the 2020 Census count and empower them to share this knowledge with adults in their homes. The activities are tailored to different grade levels and can be used across a variety of subjects.

Statistics in Schools Ambassadors will receive instructional content, support, networking opportunities, promotional items and more so that they can promote the SIS program and 2020 Census among their schools and communities. Click here for more information about the ambassador program and information about how to apply by August 31st.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. She also co-chairs the organization’s internal Equity Team. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Denver with her husband and their two crazy dogs.