KIDS COUNT travel season continues
KIDS COUNT travel season continues at the Children’s Campaign. Last week our team presented at community forums in Delta, Ridgway, Grand Junction and Telluride, and got to witness the changing leaves in San Miguel County, which felt like a bucket list experience for many of us.
Presentations were provided to audiences hosted by members of our It’s About Kids Network at the Delta Family Center, the Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families, and Bright Futures. We were also able to meet with several individuals in Ouray County about issues affecting children and families in their area, all while witnessing a cattle drive through town (a personal highlight!). Community members discussed the lack of available infant and toddler care, difficulty accessing mental health services, and how communities are making investments in early care and education.
Special thanks to our It’s About Kids network leaders Angela Fedler, Josie Anders Mize, Penelope Powell, Holly Jacobson, Corina Otero and Kathleen Merritt who hosted our Western Slope travel. We also want to thank all participants who took time to attend our meetings and provided important perspective on the impact of policy in their communities.