Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels, and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children.
THREE MAJOR OBJECTIVES
To develop and analyze indicators of child well-being on basic needs such as health, education, and safety
To publish an annual data book and disseminate findings broadly
To maintain a public awareness campaign about the status of children and their families
The state project is part of a nationwide network of state projects supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md. Funding for the Michigan project is also provided by The Skillman Foundation, The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Steelcase Foundation, Frey Foundation, Michigan Education Association, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Battle Creek Community Foundation, The Fetzer Institute and Kalamazoo Community Foundation.