Join national and state children’s advocates, Congressional staff, members of the public, and keynote speaker and award-winning journalist Charles Blow for the 2016 Children’s Budget Summit.

Celebrating 10 years of making children and families the priority in Congress, First Focus kicks off its 10th year anniversary with the release of the 2016 Children’s Budget Book. The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children. These include traditional children’s initiatives such as education, and child abuse and neglect prevention. They also include other investments that improve the lives of kids, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Children’s Budget Book offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and is an invaluable resources for advocates and policymakers working to improve the lives of America’s children.

The theme of this year’s Children’s Budget Summit is Place, Race, and Economy: Closing the Gap for Kids. Nationally acclaimed New York Times columnist and CNN correspondent Charles Blow will deliver keynote remarks regarding America’s racial generation gap and how it’s affecting investment in America’s children.

Children’s advocates and researchers will dig into to the nation’s demographic changes and how they’re impacting kids across America.

Don’t miss special presentations and a Q&A session from:

After the panel, Spitfire Strategies President Kristen Grimm will talk about the most effective messaging strategies to help children’s advocates throughout the country successfully communicate with decision-makers and garner support for their causes.

Several members of Congress will be honored as First Focus Champions for Children and a complimentary reception and networking hour with beverages will follow the summit.

We invite you to join us for the 2016 Children’s Budget Summit: Place, Race, and Economy – Closing the Gap for Kids. Seating is limited, RSVP TODAY.

Thursday, July 7

12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045