Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Census: Help Children Get Counted.

Children Count Too! United States Census 2010We've mentioned it before, but in Census years, children are the most likely to be undercounted.  According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, young children are missed at a higher rate than any other group, with 1 million children undercounted in the 2000 Census.

In order to highlight the need for counting children, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a toolkit (which includes Dora the Explorer factsheets and web buttons) to help spread the word.   Remember, when children are undercounted, it leads to a loss of fund for schools, HeadStart, and other important programs. Please work with your friends, colleagues, and clients to make sure everyone is counted in the Census this year!

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