Did you know that 43% of New York children live in low income families? Or that 65% of 4th grade students in New York tested below proficiency for reading? How about the fact that 84% of children ages 6-17 participate in an organized after school activity?
The Council on Children and Families has released the New York State Touchstones / KIDS COUNT Data Book 2013! This book, in association with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is affiliated with a state by state effort to track the status of children and the factors that infuence their potential in the United States. It exemplifies a wide range of information associated with six key areas of a child's overall well-being in the diversified world that we live in. Economic Security, Physical and Emotional Health, Education, Civic Engagement, Family, and Community are all key indicators used to depict the success of children residing in New York state.
Want to know how your region measures up to the rest of New York state? Then visit The Council on Children and Families website and access the study yourself! The educational display is sure to enhance your knowledge of America's youth and the numerous factors that influence their potential in society today.
For more information please visit http://www.ccf.ny.gov