About Nevada KIDS COUNT
KIDS COUNT is a nationwide effort to make policymakers and the general public more aware of the well-being of American children. Every year its sponsor, The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), publishes the national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which reports on ten indicators of child well-being for each state. Nevada KIDS COUNT is the Silver State's KIDS COUNT project, funded by a grant from the AECF to the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to collect, compile, and publish these statewide and county-level data.
By providing policymakers and citizens with the best available data on the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of all children in our state, Nevada KIDS COUNT seeks to improve the lives and the futures of all our children.
The goals of the Nevada KIDS COUNT project are to:
- collect, analyze, and disseminate the best available data measuring the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children and youth in Nevada;
- educate and inform decision-makers, citizens, service providers, providers of funding, and community partners regarding data;
- provide linkages with community efforts to reach decision-makers with information concerning relevant issues for children and youth.
KIDS COUNT Executive Committee and Associate Members
The Nevada KIDS COUNT project is a statewide, collaborative effort that brings together a wide range of people from organizations and agencies involved with children and families in Nevada. This inclusive and collaborative representation provides the broad-based support to ensure success in achieving the mission of Nevada KIDS COUNT.