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UNLV, Community Groups Step Up for Kids on Nevada Children's Day Sept. 22

Community event to focus on issues related to children’s quality of life in Nevada and includes free admission to Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
Business & Community  |  Sep 18, 2014  |  By Afsha Bawany
Media Contact: Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (702) 895-1040, amanda.haboush@unlv.edu

What

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy at UNLV (NICRP) and the Children's Advocacy Alliance (CAA) will celebrate "Nevada Children's Day" to highlight the importance of providing the youngest Nevadans a strong start in life and accessibility to quality early learning experiences.

The event is open to the public with free admission to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for children and adults. Activities include a resource fair featuring nearly 30 community groups focusing on kids, families, health and education.

Details

The event coincides with the Seventh Annual Step Up for Kids Day event. Each year, Step Up for Kids brings together thousands of people to show widespread support for investments in children and families. Participants include child advocates, politicians, parents and kids. Events across the states raise awareness among voters and political candidates regarding the issues American children face, among them access to early care and learning and after-school programs, poverty, child abuse and neglect and health care.

When

Monday, Sept. 22
Events begin 8:15 a.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.

8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Assembly Celebrating Children with Assemblywomen Ellen Spiegel
St. Viator School, 4246 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas 89119

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Social Media Chat: Strong Start Nevada Q/A session
via Twitter: @StrongStartNV
via Facebook: www.facebook.com/StrongStartNevada

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Step Up for Kids Event
Community Resource fair
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas 89101

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Candidate Meet and Greet
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gubernatorial and Federal Representative Forum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

About Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP), located within the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through community-based research, advocacy and other specialized services. NICRP is also home to Prevent Child Abuse Nevada, a chartered chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, as well as Every Child Matters in Nevada.