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Posted on: October 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Youth Advocacy for Civic Leaders

Rebecca Zimmerman addressing civic leaders at Hispanic Centre on Youth Advocacy

Rebecca Zimmerman, Outreach Coordinator for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, addressed civic leaders engaged in youth advocacy Wednesday at the Hispanic Center of Jonesboro. She presented statistics that show Arkansas is doing better in recent years in many categories serving children but still has 156,000 children living in poverty (22 percent) and worsening rates of child and teen deaths and low birth-weight babies.

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