2021-2022 Annual Conference


Every Kid.  Every Family.  Every Community.

Kids Forward • Madison, WI • (608) 284-0580 kidsforward.org

The mission of Kids Forward is to inspire action and promote access to opportunity for every kid, every family, and every community in Wisconsin. We envision a Wisconsin where every child thrives.

Kids Forward aspires to make Wisconsin a place where every child thrives by advocating for effective, long-lasting solutions that break down barriers to success for children and families. Using a research and a community-informed approach, Kids Forward works to help every kid, every family, and every community.


Compassion: We seek to understand the life situations of every child and family, and act out of a deep concern for those further from opportunity.

Equity: We work to build the best future possible for every child and every family in Wisconsin—especially for children and families of color and those furthest from opportunity.

Inquiry: We use sound data, listen to diverse voices, respect the expertise that resides within each community, and share what we learn.

Accountability: We live our values internally, as we stand up for every kid and family.