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.

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.

Public charge proposal introduced in the federal register

Prenatal update
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The proposal cuts off pathways to permanent residence for legally residing immigrants, and asks families to make an impossible choice between accessing essential services for which they are eligible or keeping their families together

Meet two more of our five teen panelists

HERMAN CHAVEZ
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 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. Here’s an introduction to one of the five teens who’ll sit down for a conversation with our […]

Download the Luncheon App and Engage in New Ways

Luncheon time
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

Luncheon attendees have the opportunity to engage more deeply with the Children’s Campaign, our speakers and each other using the Attendify app (https://attendify.com/download/) before, during and after the event