Clayton & Partners Host Speak Up For Kids 2017

MARCH 22 - Speak Up for Kids Day 2017 was our biggest yet! Nearly 200 child advocates came together to learn about effective advocacy and policy issues facing the Colorado legislature and to put their skills into action by connecting with their policymakers.

Presented by Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Speak Up for Kids brings together child advocates from across Colorado to learn about effective advocacy and policy issues facing the Colorado legislature and to put their skills into action by speaking up with legislators at the Colorado State Capitol.  Since its inception in 2012, Speak Up for Kids has trained nearly 500 people who care about Colorado kids to make their voices heard on important policy issues that affect kids and families.

Our most successful advocacy day yet, Speak Up For Kids Day 2017 was attended by nearly 200 child advocates. These individuals spent a day learning about effective advocacy and policy issues, later putting their skills into action at the State Capital where they were able to connect directly with their elected officials. Among the bills advocates shared with legislators this year was one written to increase access to behavioral health professionals and counselors for elementary schools. We are proud to announce that this bill has passed and is headed to the Governor’s desk. 

Thanks to all who were able to join us at Speak Up For Kids 2017. We look forward to seeing you next year!