Mitchell-area residents invited to briefing on status of SD childrenHow are South Dakota youngsters faring in 2012? Mitchell area residents are invited to learn firsthand.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
How are South Dakota youngsters faring in 2012?
Mitchell area residents are invited to learn firsthand at a 4-5 p.m. briefing on the status of South Dakota children Wednesday, April 11. Hosted by the Anew United Church of Christ, it will be held in the LifeQuest lunchroom, 804 N. Mentzer St.
Speakers will include:
- Carole Cochran, director of South Dakota Kids Count, The University of South Dakota, Beacom School of Business;
- Megan Larson, Black Hills Coordinator, South Dakota Voices for Children;
- Greg Boris, senior policy and program specialist, South Dakota Voices for Children;
- Erin Bofenkamp, director, South Dakota Afterschool Partnership.
Susan Randall, executive director of South Dakota Voices for Children, will serve as moderator.
The briefing will include information from the just-released SD Kids Count Factbook (with the latest census data for the Mitchell area); an overview of wins and losses for children in the 2012 Legislature and a report on South Dakota Out-of-School-Time programs.
Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are not needed; the briefing is free and open to all who are interested in improving the lives of South Dakota children.
— From a Voices for Children news release