We're coming up on Florida's Children's Week--it kicks off on April 8th. More than 5-THOUSAND child advocates will meet at the Capitol to promote the health, safety, and well-being of Florida's children. Meanwhile, TODAY -- Jacksonville held its own kick off- with the 5th annual Jacksonville Kid's Coalition's, "Count Your Steps for Children "Advocacy Walk. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem tells us where child advocates are looking for improvement. 3 0-0411-1720-2835-3846-5159- 104Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette, Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville 58:02 What happens outside of the school affects the child's ability to learn so has that child been fed has that child had a safe and nurturing environment?E. Moss, Coordinator Jacksonville Kid's Coalition 15:57 Mental Health disparities, making sure children have adequate ways to get to early learningThe 5th annual Jacksonville Kid's Coalition's "Count Your Steps for Children "Advocacy Walk started at the Landing and ended at City Hall where numerous speakers talked about issues facing kids in Northeast Florida and state and local funding for non-profit programs for children.Jon Heymann, CEO/Exec. Director of the Jacksonville Children's Commission.59:53 We need to have the elected officials pay attention to the real needs of the childrenOne teen says non-profit programs like Daniel, helped him not only find a family but now search for a job...Adrian Steinbrecher, In the Daniel Program 05:11 I wouldn't be even a fourth of the man I am right now if it wasn't for Daniel and for all these non- profit organizationsAnother person who knows what it's like to be in the system is Jesse Wilson- he was in Foster care for years before adoption. Jesse Wilson, Was a Child in Foster Care 11:46 We need a lot more people who care about children and are going to stand up for them because kids don't know how to stand up for themselvesChildren's Week kicks off officially on April 8th in Tallahassee. From City Hall AM C4 TLS.