Hundreds of advocates from across Kentucky are gathering virtually this week to rally on behalf of children and promote the Kentucky Youth Advocate’s priorities Kentucky Children’s Blueprint political program.
Advocates, heads of state, youth and media are invited to participate in a series of virtual events taking place throughout Child Rights Advocacy Week.
Advocates and youth urge lawmakers and other elected officials to make Kentucky children a priority in the 2022 legislative session by supporting the Kentucky Children’s Blueprint political and budgetary program.
There will be 11 virtual events throughout Children’s Advocacy Week, including:
• The (virtual) Kentucky Kids’ Rally on Wednesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. EST. Governor Andy Beshear will speak, along with Senate Speaker Robert Stivers and House Speaker David Osborne, along with young people. Kentucky Youth Advocates will also highlight the 2022 Champion for Children and Step Up for Kids award recipients.
• Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman (CHANGE: Wednesday, January 19 at 1:00 pm EST) will join the advocates for a one-on-one conversation.
• There will be several roundtables with state legislators on policies related to children and families.
• There will also be Kentucky Children’s Blueprint policy briefings offered throughout the week for advocates to learn more about what to do for children.
Find the calendar of confirmed events and details to follow at kyyouth.org/childrens-advocacy-week/.
All events will take place via Zoom and, in some cases, Facebook Live. Participants are encouraged to use an app via mobile or desktop to find details of the Child Advocacy Week schedule and other resources.
the Kentucky Children’s Blueprint is a coalition of nonprofit, public and private organizations founded on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful children, and successful children launch a prosperous future for Kentucky. As the Commonwealth strives to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and address systemic racism, the Blueprint speaks with a common voice to create a brighter future for all Kentucky children and their families.
Kentucky Youth Advocates