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Join us for the 2014 KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour Kick-Off!

Every year, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota publishes a KIDS COUNT Data Book. The book provides state data based on a variety of indicators that show the well-being of Minnesota’s children and families. The data serve as benchmarks of child well-being for policymakers and citizens and help to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. CDF-MN organizes an annual KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour around the release of the book to provide policymakers and citizens from around the state with the opportunity to learn about the data and engage on issues of child well-being.
On Monday, October 27, CDF-MN will release this year’s KIDS COUNT Data Book, entitled “Budgeting for Better Child Outcomes,” and kick off its 2014 KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour. We invite you to join us for this event! Attendees will learn about statewide trends in children’s health, education, and economic security, discuss how economic stability and the affordability of basic needs affects child outcomes, and hear from a panel of community experts about investments, programs, and policies that could improve child outcomes to ensure that the state has a healthy, educated, and stable future workforce.


2014 KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour Kick-Off
with release of 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Monday, Oct 27

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center 
2300 15th Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55404


Can't make it to the kick-off? The KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour may be coming to a city near you! Click the links below for details.

Duluth - November 3
Elbow Lake - November 6
Owatonna - November 11
Brooklyn Center - November 13
White Bear Lake - November 14
Grand Rapids - November 17
Mankato - November 18
Willmar - November 19
Bemidji - details to come
Stillwater - details to come
Plymouth - details to come
Detroit Lakes - details to come

If you would like to arrange for CDF-MN to hold a KIDS COUNT Coffee in your community, please contact Stephanie Hogenson at or 651-855-1175.