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Wednesday forum provides insight on recession’s impact on children

Daily News staff report

The Colorado Children’s Campaign comes to Frisco Sept. 7 to discuss how they use advocacy to “move the needle” for the benefit of children statewide. Representatives will break down how they approach the issues, how to engage local policy makers and key stakeholders and how individual citizens can be champions for the kids in their community.

Staff will also review recent policy and budget developments impacting kids in Colorado and present statewide and Summit County-specific data from its 2011 Kids Count in Colorado! report. The 2011 report, The Impact of the Great Recession on Colorado’s Children, was released on Mar. 10 and discusses the dramatic rise in childhood poverty in Colorado over the last decade.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and speak with Colorado Representative Millie Hamner.

Breakfast will be provided. The event is hosted by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Early Childhood Options and It’s About Kids Summit County.

Eggs and Issues is from 8 -9:30 a.m., Sept. 7 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center

in Frisco. For more information, please visit http://www.coloradokids.org.


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