2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds youth are healthier and completing high school on time despite future limited by economic inequality, unaffordable higher education


John DeJoie has announced his resignation as New Hampshire Kids Count Legislative Program Director and the NH CAN (Child Advocacy Network) Coordinator, effective June 9.

“John’s strong legislative knowledge and motivation will be missed,” said Elaine VanDyke, Chairperson of the Board of NH Kids Count. John has spent six years as a contractor to NH Kids Count. “We wish John every success as he concentrates on his faculty position at the University System of New Hampshire," VanDyke concluded.


They were running a little late for class, but Abbot-Downing School students still had time for breakfast.

Second-grader Eli Lyon took the paper bag handed to him by the school’s head cook, Donna Wheeler, who wished him a good morning. From the cafeteria line, he took an apple and scanned his other options: students are allowed two grain items (cereal boxes or a breakfast bar), one protein item (milk or yogurt), fruit and fruit juice.



More than 5.1 million U.S. kids affected, 15,000 in New Hampshire

Concord, N.H. – The Annie E. Casey Foundation today proposed recommendations directed toward state officials to help the children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.

More than 5 million children nationwide have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration, including 15,000 in New Hampshire, according to the report, A Shared 


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NH KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book The NH KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book features 32 indicators of child well-being and county-by-county comparisons. (April, 2015) 

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