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Join us for an exciting day filled with opportunities to connect with fellow stakeholders from across Mississippi, share challenges unique to our communities, and learn from state and national leaders about current resources available to ensure sustainable local impact.

Wes Moore

Plenary Speaker | Wes Moore

Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and social entrepreneur. His first book The Other Wes Moore became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Wes is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors, and advocates who serve our nation's youth.

Economic Panel | Making Mississippi's Children a Public Priority in Challenging Economic Times

This is a unique opportunity to hear experienced state and national leaders discuss current best practices for investing in Mississippi's children, families, and communities.

Break Out Sessions | Toolkits For Success

Attendees will choose from a diverse selection of break out sessions that include useful resources to build a personal "next steps" action plan. Presenters include 2013 KIDS COUNT Success Story award recipients, Mississippi State agencies, as well as the MS KIDS COUNT research and data team. For details on Continuing Education Units (CEU), please contact Dorris Baggett at 662-325-8079.

2013 KIDS COUNT Success Story Award Recipients

Celebrating innovative strategies for improving the well-being of Mississippi children

  • The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's Childhood Obesity Project
  • Moore Community House, Biloxi, MS
  • The Starkville School District's Emerson Family Centered Programs

Program of Promise Recipient: Mississippi Children's Museum

Continuing Education Units Available!

4.25 CE hours have been approved by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers (included in Summit registration fee)

.7 CEU's have been approved by Mississippi State University Center for Continuing Education (additional $20 administrative fee required)





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