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October 2012

NJ Inches Up on School Breakfast; More Work Remains

We released our 2nd Annual School Breakfast report at East Side High in Newark, joined by Mayor Cory Booker, Superintendent Cami Anderson, Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher, as well as about 150 educators, advocates and others who are concerned about children.

The report shows a 21 percent increase in the number of NJ children receiving school breakfast – a result of the growing momentum to serve breakfast to more hungry school children at the beginning of the school day. The report identifies school districts that are “breakfast champions” and “breakfast underachievers.” Find out how your district rates.

Read the news release, report and view data.

Juvenile Justice Kids Count Release Set for Oct. 24

Please join us for the release of a special Juvenile Justice Kids Count report on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Mercer County Courthouse, 175 South Broad Street, Trenton. This is the first time that ACNJ is producing this report, which will provide details and statistics about the sweeping changes that have occurred in New Jersey’s juvenile justice system over the past eight years and the impact they’ve had on the lives of New Jersey’s youth.

ACNJ is pleased to be joined by special guests, including Judge Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D., acting administrative director of the New Jersey Courts, Kevin M. Brown, the newly-appointed Acting Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission, and Bart Lubow, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group.

Register today for this free event.

Senate Debate Set for Tonight

The New Jersey candidates for U.S. Senate - Incumbernt Robert Menendez (D) and challenger state Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R) -- will face off for the first of three debates at 8 p.m. tonight at Montclair State University. The event will be broadcast on NJTV.  Tune in to see where the candidates stand and to count how many times they mention kids.  Let us know your count and if you think they specifically addressed important children's issues.  Email mcoogan@acnj.org.

The election is just weeks away. If you haven’t signed the pledge to make kids a priority, please take a minute now and send a message to politicians that voters care about kids.

Sign the pledge.

View media coverage of ACNJ’s Campaign.

In This Issue

School Breakfast Report
Juvenile Justice Report
Vote for Kids

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