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.

Fast Fact – April 30, 2021

Fast Fact – April 30, 2021
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 30, 2021

In 2019, Colorado’s teen suicide rate again reached its highest level on record: a rate of 21.0 suicides per 100,000 teens aged 15 to 19, representing 80 young Coloradans who tragically lost their lives to suicide.

Colorado Education Initiative launches partnership with free, live tutoring platform

Colorado Education Initiative launches partnership with free, live tutoring platform
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 23, 2021

With millions of students across the country continuing to face disruptions in their education, concerns about student learning and access to supplemental resources remain at the forefront. In our state, the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) hopes to change this.  Recently, CEI partnered with Schoolhouse.world, a tutoring platform launched in early 2020, to help provide free, live tutoring to kids across the state. 

The West Steps: What you have always wanted to know about diapers

The west steps
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 23, 2021

In episode 11 of The West Steps, we welcome Kristen Seidel, Board Secretary for the Women’s Lobby of Colorado; Lindsey Zaback, Director of Programs, Outreach, and Engagement at WeeCycle; and Riley Kitts, Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Our discussion focuses on an often-overlooked issue that is increasingly impacting families—access to diapers. 

Fast Fact-April 23, 2021

Fast Fact-April 23, 2021
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 23, 2021

Colorado’s teen birth rate continued to decrease in 2019, falling to 13.3 births per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19.