Students to participate in KidsCount Conference

Author: Julie Hail Flory


A group of students from the University of Notre Dame will participate in the 2005 KidsCount Conference this Thursday and Friday (Nov. 17 and 18) inIndianapolis.

Presented by the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI), the conference is aimed at advocates and professionals who work on behalf of or with children in the state and offers workshops on topics including fund raising, nonprofit management, working with parents and building support networks for young people.

The Notre Dame students will attend as representatives of campus organizations LeadND, Take Ten, Upward Bound and the Children’s Defense Fund. Their trip is sponsored by the University’s Center for Social Concerns.

Established in 1988, IYI serves as a source of information and tools for nonprofitIndianayouth organizations. It aims to reach educators, policymakers, government officials and others who can impact the lives ofIndianachildren and promote healthy youth development in the state’s communities.

Further information about the conference and IYI are available at on the Web. **

* Contact: * _Jess Collado, student participant, _

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