KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

Don’t forget to vote for kids!

Don’t forget to vote for kids!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

Ballots are being mailed across the state in coming days and we hope you’ll join us in voting for kids! The Colorado Children’s Campaign has analyzed the ballot measures impacting kids and we urge you to vote to support education, family economic security, mental health, higher education access and much more.

Don’t forget to vote YES on Caring for Denver–Initiative 301!

Don’t forget to vote YES on Caring for Denver–Initiative 301!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

As we noted earlier this summer, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is supporting a ballot measure that could drastically improve mental health and addiction services in Denver. Vote yes on Caring 4 Denver, Initiated Ordinance 301. 

LAST CALL FOR ANNUAL LUNCHEON TICKETS!

LAST CALL FOR ANNUAL LUNCHEON TICKETS!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

Our Nov. 2 Annual Luncheon will feature an incredible panel of teen advocates from around the state sharing their stories of activism, passion and efforts to build a better Colorado. Amelia is one of the teens who’ll sit down for a conversation with our featured speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jose Antonio Vargas.

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

Mark your calendar for Monday, Dec. 10 for the Early Childhood Advocacy Training presented by Child Care Works, the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance, Clayton Early Learning, and the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

KIDS COUNT travel season wraps up in Frisco and Craig

KIDS COUNT travel season wraps up in Frisco and Craig
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

KIDS COUNT Travel came to an end last week at the Children’s Campaign after our team presented at community forums in Summit County and Moffat County. Our visit to Summit County included a presentation to The Rotary Club of Summit County, as well as a […]

Colorado colleges will host Free Application Day

Colorado colleges will host Free Application Day
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

On Oct. 30 more than 30 Colorado schools will be offering free college applications for students. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared October as College Application Month in an effort to increase access for all students to pursue higher education.

Fast Fact – October 19, 2018

Fast Fact – October 19, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

In 2017, fewer than 5 percent of Colorado children received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, the same percentage as in 2016.

2018 Campaign for Kids: Our ballot voting guide

The Colorado Children Campaign's ballot guide fro 2018 election
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The Colorado Children’s Campaign has analyzed the ballot measures impacting kids and we urge you to vote to support education, family economic security, mental health, higher education access and much more.

Support the Denver College Affordability Fund

Yes on 300
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the Denver College Affordability Fund, also known as the Prosperity Denver initiative or Initiative 300.