Mississippi KIDS COUNT Chronic Absenteeism Event:  On March 3, 2016, Mississippi KIDS COUNT, in cooperation with the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers, hosted a day at the Mississippi Capitol with guest speakers Ms. Hedy Chang – Executive Director of Attendance Works, and the Honorable Barbara O’Brien – Former Lt. Governor of Colorado and Current Denver City School Board Member as well as Senior Policy Advisor to the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. They shared valuable information about the importance of school attendance and successful strategies for addressing chronic absenteeism. Members of the MS Senate and House Education Committees, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright, school administrators, parents and other stakeholders were in attendance.

Mississippi Summer Education Forum, July 22-23, 2016 in Jackson, MS

Mississippi Health Summit, July 22, 2016 in Hattiesburg, MS

Specialized Training Early Childhood Education Training Program Conference June, 2016 in Oxford, MS

Mississippi Early Childhood Education Conference, July 26, 2016 in Natchez, MS.

Mississippi Association of School Administrators Annual Conference, April, 2016 in Jackson, MS

If you would like to schedule a workshop or presentation for your community or organization contact us.

Request a speaker:


Up to the Minute Opportunities will be posted in our E-Newsletters, join our mailing list


Impressed with a program or project that directly improves the well-being of children and families in a Mississippi community? Request more information about the Mississippi KIDS COUNT Success Story nomination process.