Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
March 27, 2009
2009 Factbook Release
Factbook Pic 2
Please join Rhode Island KIDS COUNT at the release of the 2009 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook at its 15th Annual Policy Breakfast on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, Warwick, RI. The keynote speaker is Harriet Meyer, President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The Ounce of Prevention Fund is a national leader on early childhood development based in Chicago. Registration is required. To register for the Factbook release breakfast download and mail the invitation and the RSVP form.
Youth Development
Latest Episode of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
TV Show Features AS220  
Kids Dancing with Boom Box
Watch the latest episode of the show online as Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, interviews Umberto Crenca, Artistic Director at AS220, Justin Lake and Randolph Placide, members of the AS220 Broad Street Studio. The show focuses on the incredible artistic work resulting from youth and adult partnerships at AS220 Broad Street Studio.
The AS220 Broad Street Studio (BSS) employs and engages Rhode Island youth in artmaking workshops, with an emphasis on those recently released from the state's juvenile detention facility or in the care of the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Homeless Children and Families 
New Report Details Plight of Homeless Children 
Homelessness Report
The National Center on Family Homelessness released a new report, America's Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness. Using data reported by schools in the 2005-2006 school year, the report offers state-by-state data on the status of homeless children. The report describes the impact of homelessness on children's development, profiles and ranks the states, proposes solutions, and launches the National Center's Campaign to End to Child Homelessness. View the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT press release on the report and the two-page Rhode Island summary.
View the video clip of President Obama's response to the report on CBS News.  
Federal Stimulus Update
Key Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 
boys on swings
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama includes significant resources to address the needs of children and families. View the policy briefs prepared by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT on key provisions of the Act in the areas of health insurance, early care and education, income supports and K-16 education.
Visit us at www.rikidscount.org
In This Issue
star 2009 Factbook Release
star Latest Episode of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show Features AS220
star New Report Details Plight of Homeless Children
star Key Provisions of Federal Stimulus
Join the mailing list
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, education, safety, economic security and development of Rhode Island's children.