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.

July 29, 2005

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Which issues organizations are tackling related to older youth.

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    What data these organizations are gathering to do their work.

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    How KIDS COUNT grantees advocate on behalf of older youth.

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    Next steps for KIDS COUNT grantees that work with older youth.

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    Challenges grantees face in advocating for older youth.

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.   

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations