About the Project
Mission Statement: 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.
The state project is part of a nationwide network of state projects supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.The Detroit-based Skillman Foundation, as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, and local United Ways also provide funding for the Michigan project.
Kids Count in Michigan has 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; and
- to maintain a public awareness campaign about the status of children and their families.