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2024 State of the Child Event to Focus the Latest Well-Being Data of Hoosier Youth during “Day of the Child”

Indiana Statehouse kickoff event on February 19 will focus on Indiana Youth Institute’s 2024 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book with insight into the issues Hoosier youth are facing


INDIANAPOLIS (February 8, 2024) – State, federal, local leaders and youth service providers will gather on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Indiana Statehouse to learn how Indiana children are doing across the categories of family & community, health, economic well-being, and education. There will be an emphasis on data intersectionality, racial and ethnic disparities, and data-informed solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing Hoosier kids.

The State of the Child kickoff event is hosted by Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) in partnership with the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana. Governor Holcolmb’s office will issue a Day of the Child proclamation as part of the event.

What: 2024 Indiana State of the Child presentation and Data Walk

When: Monday, February 19, 2024, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; coffee at 10:00 a.m.

Where: House Chamber, 3rd floor, Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


  • Tami Silverman, Indiana Youth Institute, President & CEO
  • Mark Fairchild, Commission on Improving the Status of Children, Executive Director
    Director Eric Miller, Department of Child Services, on behalf of Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana
  • IYI President & CEO Tami Silverman will be available after the formal presentation for interviews.

Monday’s event kicks off IYI’s statewide State of the Child campaign, which includes more than a dozen in-person and virtual events this February through April to share the 2024 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book. A schedule of events can be found at iyi.org.

Indiana Youth Institute’s (IYI) State of the Child is based on 2024 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The 30th annual book presents the latest data on the well-being of Indiana’s children and youth. This year’s Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book will be released on February 19, 2024.


(NOTE TO MEDIA: To arrange an interview or find potential sources on youth-related topics, please contact Margaret Curtland, IYI’s Senior Communications Manager at mcurtland@iyi.org or 317-396-2733. The latest national-, state- and county-level KIDS COUNT® data are available online in the “Data” section of www.iyi.org. IYI’s Data Team is available to help find youth-related data not listed on the site.)

About Indiana Youth Institute
Indiana Youth Institute’s mission is to improve the lives of all Indiana children by strengthening and connecting the people, organizations, and communities that are focused on kids and youth. IYI is Indiana’s premier source for high-quality data on child well-being and data-informed action to challenges facing Hoosier children.