Kids Count

Courtesy of Karl Gude

About the Project

Mission Statement: Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels, and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children.

The state project is part of a nationwide network of state projects supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md. Funding for the Michigan project is also provided by The Skillman Foundation, Ruth Mott FoundationThe Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Steelcase Foundation, Frey Foundation, Michigan Education Association, American Federation of Teachers MichiganBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Kids Count in Michigan has three major objectives:

  1. to develop and analyze indicators of child well-being on basic needs such as health, education, and safety;
  2. to publish an annual data book and disseminate findings broadly; and
  3. to maintain a public awareness campaign about the status of children and their families.

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Advisory Committee

Kids Count in Michigan Advisory Committee List