Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

Posted July 30, 2005
By the Forum for Youth Investment
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This report examines how 12 KIDS COUNT grantees are working to advance policies and practices for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country.

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Key Takeaway

The 2004 KIDS COUNT Data Book outlined key issues affecting older youth — and this wasn’t news to many KIDS COUNT grantees

KIDS COUNT grantees have a long history of advocating for older youth — including groups of youth known to face significant hurdles when navigating early adulthood. These at-risk populations include: 1) school dropouts; 2) teen parents; 3) kids in foster care; and 4) justice-involved youth.