Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
April 14, 2010
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Releases 16th Annual Factbook
2010 RIKC Factbook Cover
The 2010 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook reports on 67 indicators of child well-being across five areas:
Family and Community
New Indicators in the 2010 Factbook
This year's Factbook includes five new indicators, all of which provide new information about the education, safety, and well-being of Rhode Island's children and youth.
New 2010 Indicators Include:
Speakers Call for Investments in Children and Youth
Bruce Lesley President of First Focus
Keynote Address
The 2010 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook  keynote address was delivered by Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus. Lesley recognized state and national progress in providing health coverage for childen and urged policymakers and community leaders to make the investments needed to improve outcomes for children in Rhode Island and the nation.  
Youth Speaker
Oluwaseun AnimashaunOluwaseun Animashaun, a youth participant at Y4C and Youth In Action remarked, "While children and youth are our future, it is just as important for us to recognize that youth are also our present." She encouraged leaders to work with youth to make needed changes now and referenced one of the elements of the Providence Youth Bill of Rights, "Like the civil rights and youth movements that have come before us, we fight for youth rights as a way for young people to become empowered."  
For more information on the release of the Factbook, read the article by Linda Borg in The Providence Journal, listen to the Latino Public Radio's live podcast from the event or view pictures from the event.
In This Issue
star Rhode Island Kids Count Releases 16th Annual Factbook
star New Indicators in the 2010 Factbook
star Speakers Call for Investments in Children and Youth
Join the mailing list
Explore the 2010 Factbook
starAll Indicators
starFamily and Community
starEconomic Well-Being
starBy City/Town
starOrder a Hard Copy
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, education, safety, economic security and development of Rhode Island's children.