The mission of the Kids Forward is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community.
Kids Forward was established in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference on Charities and Corrections. For well over a century, the organization has focused on improving conditions for families and children through policy change, expanded public investments and public education that lead to improvements in outcomes and practices in the delivery of publicly funded health care, education, workforce development and social services.
Kids Forward is a private, non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization with offices in Madison Wisconsin. We have a 10-member staff and operate under the strategic guidance of a statewide board of directors made up of representatives of schools, business, local government, health care, the faith community, the judiciary and social service organizations.
Kids Forward is a multi-issue child and family advocacy organization, providing research, policy analysis, public education and advocacy that lead to improved outcomes for children in the areas of health, economic security, safety and education. We believe that children need strong voices representing them, and so are committed to using research, policy analysis, and public education to raise voices to make every kid count.