About KARA

Kids at Risk Action (KARA) is a non-profit action tank that supports the people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. We are passionate and unapologetic advocates for the welfare of abused and neglected kids in Minnesota, the United States, and around the world.

Speaking

KARA founder and child advocate Mike Tikkanen speaks with groups across the country on how to improve the policies and programs that support our community’s most at-risk children. Learn more about the presentations Mike could bring to your group.

SUPPORT

Your generous support helps KARA continue to advocate for abused and neglected children. There are all sorts of ways to donate, from one-time contributions to car donations to legacy gifts. Thanks for supporting KARA and at-risk kids.

Take Action

Volunteers are the lifeblood of KARA’s work. Help us advocate for at-risk kids by calling your legislators or donating your time and expertise to our organization. Make a profound difference in the life a child by becoming a CASA guardian ad Litem.

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‘Invisible Children’

Read Invisible Children: The American Cycle of Abuse and Its Cost, then share it with the child advocate, mental health professional, or legislator in your life.

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Sad Stories

We track the latest news about at-risk kids to draw the public’s attention to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens and hold our policy-makers accountable.

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Glad Stories

We track the latest news about at-risk kids to draw the public’s attention to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens and hold our policy-makers accountable.

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Minnesota Child Protection News

A collection of reporting that provides a snapshot of Minnesota child protection and how the state values its kids.

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CASA

Learn how to get involved in your CASA Guardian ad Litem program.

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International Child Welfare News

A collection of reporting that provides a snapshot of the state of child welfare around the world.