Understanding Youth Distress - "Keeping Youth Connected" Series
To promote greater understanding of the scope of youth distress in high poverty, urban areas, we analyze data on indicators related to education, crime and victimization, employment, and family stability, with particular attention paid to disparities between minority and white youth populations. This ongoing project will highlight the data in communities where some of the nation's largest school districts are located, and which have high rates of child poverty and/or large minority populations. These data profiles seek to document the major school, community, family and peer factors that impede a young person on the path to completing high school. Communities and advocates can use this data to galvanize support for needed interventions, and to benchmark and track progress on achieving positive outcomes as a result of preventive services and interventions. Select a community below to view its profile.