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 KARA is a Convener for At-Risk Children’s Issueshallwaykid

What does that mean?

KARA brings together individuals and groups to address the complex issues of at-risk children, child abuse, and child protection and their far-reaching affects on our society and economy. We use our influence and authority to initiate collaborative effort from business professionals, public officials, community leaders, and non-profit organizations.

Our primary responsibility is to serve as the organizer and administrator of the collaboration, carrying out the preliminary and follow-up tasks that ensure the process proceeds smoothly. In creating a “platform” for the collaboration, KARA’s tasks include:

  • Clarifying the purpose of the collaborative leadership effort
  • Developing a preliminary list of stakeholders and leaders to invite to the table
  • Securing high-level stakeholder buy-in as well as intellectual and financial support
  • Providing skilled facilitation

This all leads to the people, programs, and policies that create the transparency and accountability to break the cycle.


 Action Steps:


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KIDS AT RISK ACTION (501(c)3 non-profit, is partnering with Minnesota Public Television (TPT) –  movie trailer – to tell the INVISIBLE CHILDREN story through compelling interviews & information.

6 million children are reported to child protection services in the U.S. each year (58,000 in MN)  

The impact of this issue on our communities is significant in dollars and quality of life.  Troubled schools, unsafe streets and prison growth are only a few of the problematic out growths of poor public policy towards at risk youth.

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KARA welcomes your comments and submissions (especially current important news from your state on child abuse issues).