KidsFlash Fast Fact – Oct. 4, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, school districts across Colorado identified more than 23,000 students who were homeless. The number of homeless students in Colorado has nearly doubled since 2006-2007. A student is considered homeless if he or she is unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with another family, or living in a hotel, motel or shelter. To find data on the number of homeless students in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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.