Illinois Kids Count

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. At the national level, the project develops and distributes reports on key areas of well-being, including a wide variety of Knowledge Center publications and resources and the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. The Foundation also maintains the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which uses the best available statistics and data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children. The Data Center features hundreds of indicators with more than four million data points. Users of the site are able to view national, congressional district, county, school district and city data from across the country. Voices for Illinois Children leads the Illinois Kids Count project and has published Illinois Kids Count reports since 1992. Voices’ annual Illinois Kids Count reports examine the quality of life facing children and families throughout the state, including youth development. The county-level and statewide statistics demonstrate trends, illustrate needs, and support policy proposals. By providing these measures of child well-being, Illinois Kids Count aims to enrich discussions about ways to ensure better futures for all children. The ACT Now Coalition and its members are contributors to the annual Illinois Kids Count report as it relates to afterschool and youth development data. For more information: