At Wisdom Real Estate, we love helping our community by supporting local organizations. Please help us support “Invest in Kids” today through July 20th, and help us reach our goal of raising $500! This fundraiser is running in conjunction with our upcoming Kickball in the Park Client Appreciation Event on July 19th at Cheesman Park. Visit our FUNDRAISING PAGE to donate now!
According to “Invest in Kids” Colorado Gives Website: For 20 years, Invest in Kids’ (IIK) mission has been to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable young children and families in Colorado. We implement, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and The Incredible Years (IY), which combined reach more than 15,000 children and families in all 64 counties each year. IIK has a rich history of working closely with local communities to successfully implement these two evidence-based interventions. Communities across Colorado have come to know us for our commitment to positive outcomes and our ability to deliver results.
Community leaders concerned about the barriers children in poverty were facing and the resulting achievement gap founded IIK. With a focus on early interventions demonstrating clear evidence of long-term effectiveness, our founders chose NFP. Forty years of high-quality randomized control trial research including longitudinal data demonstrates that the program clearly produces improved pregnancy outcomes, better child health and development and greater economic self-sufficiency for participating mothers. Shortly after beginning our intensive community work with NFP, IIK recognized the need in the area of early childhood social and emotional skill development and school readiness. Studies validated the importance of social and emotional development of young children as a strong predictor of early academic achievement and a more positive life trajectory. The result of a second national program search was the adoption of IY, which empowers teachers and parents to improve the social-emotional health of children ages 3-5. Over the last 20 years, we have served more than 100,000 children and parents in all 64 of Colorado’s counties.