April 3rd, 2018
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri's Child Advocacy Day
36th Anniversary

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Missouri’s annual Child Advocacy Day is an opportunity for parents, child care professionals, health care providers, and community members to speak up and ask lawmakers to make the health, safety, and education of Missouri’s children a top priority for the state. Activities at Child Advocacy Day include:

  • Workshops on current legislative and budget issues affecting children and families
  • Meetings with legislators
  • March to the Capitol and Rally
  • Exhibits showcasing services for children and families
  • Recognition of this year’s Child Advocate Award winner(s)

Please join the MO Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families for the 36th Annual Child Advocacy Day in Jefferson City on April 3rd, 2018.


  • 1.4 million children live in Missouri
  • 306 thousand live in poverty
  • 310 thousand under 6 need child care
  • 268 thousand living in food insecure houses
  • 141 thousand do not have health insurance
  • 45 thousand are abused or neglected
  • 10 thousand drop out of school each year

Let Missouri lawmakers know:
There are thousands of reasons to make children’s issues a top priority for the state!

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