According to the Indiana Youth Institute's "Kids Count in Indiana Data Book", child poverty in lake County is higher than the state's average. Lake County Parents and guardians who may be concerned with child well-being and finding resources to help are invited to attend a forum in Merrillville, hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute. Stephen Gill of the Indiana Youth Institute says the forum will take an in-depth look at trends including statistics that show that the free and reduced price lunch usage, along with the use of food stamps has increased over the past four years.
This forum will feature speaker Emily Krauser, IYI’s data program manager. She will discuss the state of children in Lake County, show attendees how to use data to tell a community’s story by finding reliable statistics using the KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Center and demonstrate how to incorporate statistics into grant proposals.
The forum will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT on April 23, at the Geminus Corporation, 8400 Louisiana St., Merrillville, 46410.
Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. This Youth Worker Café is made possible the Geminus Corporation by IYI.