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Indiana Youth Institute on the 2022 Kids Count Data Book

IYI President and CEO Tami Silverman
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Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Sliverman

Indiana’s child well-being rank improves to 28th in the country for the first time in four years, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book that’s from the 2022 Kids Count Data Book, released by the Indiana Youth Institute on Monday. The 2022 KIDS COUNT®Data Book, is an annual 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute and it analyzes how children and families are faring. Indiana has the second highest ranking among neighboring states including Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Tami Silverman, President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute spoke with Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson to talk about what this research means for youth right here in Indiana.

Indiana Youth Institute is the Indiana partner in the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT network. The 2022 National Data Book was released August 8, 2022. To find out more you can visit iyi.org to read Tami’s August column about the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2022 National KIDS COUNT

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.