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.

KidsFlash Fast Fact Oct. 25, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact Oct. 25, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 25, 2013

In 2011, 28 out of every 1,000 teen girls ages 15 to 19 gave birth. Colorado’s teen birth rate has been on a steady decline since 2000, but it varies widely across counties. Jackson County had the highest teen birth rate in 2011, at 79 […]

Yes on 66: Get Out the Vote!

Yes on 66: Get Out the Vote!
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 18, 2013

It’s time to help us get out the vote!  Ballots are hitting mailboxes across Colorado, and we need your help to spread the word about the importance of voting yes on Amendment 66. Here’s how you can help: Social media:   Facebook/Twitter: Click here to download […]

Last Chance to Register For Our Annual Luncheon

Last Chance to Register For Our Annual Luncheon
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 18, 2013

There are only a handful of seats remaining for the Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon. Don’t miss out! Register today to join us for this not-to-be-missed event featuring Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest member of the Little Rock Nine. Read more about Carlotta Walls LaNier on our website.

Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp

Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: October 18, 2013

If you’d like to strengthen your advocacy skills, consider joining our friends at Children’s Hospital Colorado for their first-ever Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp. Advocacy Boot Camp is designed to teach people how to use their voices to bring about positive and lasting change related to […]

Children’s Campaign Seeking Government Affairs Intern

Children’s Campaign Seeking Government Affairs Intern
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 18, 2013

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is seeking an intern to assist the Government Affairs Director during the 2014 session of the Colorado General Assembly. The session runs from January to May 2014. This internship is a great opportunity for graduate-level students to experience the legislative process […]

KidsFlash Fact Fact – Oct. 18, 2013

KidsFlash Fact Fact – Oct. 18, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 18, 2013

Between 2009 and 2011, nearly 63 percent of all Colorado children under 6 (more than 251,000 kids) were living in families where all available parents were in the labor force, meaning they needed child care during the day while their parents worked or searched for […]

Back Our Schools Day Coming to a Neighborhood Near You this Saturday!

Back Our Schools Day Coming to a Neighborhood Near You this Saturday!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

Join Amendment 66 supporters in cities and communities all over Colorado for an exciting and important series of events on Saturday, October 12th. Back Our Schools Day events—happening in 15 communities across the state—will feature local business leaders, neighborhood teachers and parents sharing the positive impacts […]