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Foster Care in Tennessee
Foster Care in Tennessee

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.

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Free Swim Lessons for Police and Firefighter Kids
Free Swim Lessons for Police and Firefighter Kids

On Monday morning, June 1, the inaugural group of preschool kids of Murfreesboro police officers and Murfreesboro firefighters will begin receiving free swim lessons courtesy of Howard's Hope.

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May 17th Ride for Kids event in Murfreesboro helps to fund the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
May 17th Ride for Kids event in Murfreesboro helps to fund the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Participate in the upcoming Ride for Kids motorcycle ride in Rutherford County to possibly save the life of a child in our very own community.

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Fewer teens giving birth and less teens using alcohol in Tennessee
Fewer teens giving birth and less teens using alcohol in Tennessee

The number of teens who abuse alcohol dropped by a full 2%. That number now stands at 6%.

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Not Great: Tennessee Children Rank 32nd in the Country in Kids County Survey
Not Great: Tennessee Children Rank 32nd in the Country in Kids County Survey

For all children, Tennessee’s score ranked 32nd. The state scored better than the national average on two measures: on time high school graduation and the number of children living in homes with a householder who has at least a high school degree. 

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Another Report from the TN Dept. of Health on Childhood Health and Death Rates
Another Report from the TN Dept. of Health on Childhood Health and Death Rates
The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to information released earlier this year by the State Child Fatality Review team.
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Back to School Blast at Cannonsburgh Village - Kids Having Fun at School
Back to School Blast at Cannonsburgh Village - Kids Having Fun at School
We are told the Blast features games and activities for students and the opportunity for parents to meet school representatives and local community outreach organizations. 
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Help Local Kids Go to Camp
Hiking in the woods, making crafts, singing songs by a campfire — some of our fondest childhood memories come from summer camp.
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