Growing Up in Houston 2017-2018
Data must be the catalyst and starting point to any conversation regarding the well-being of our children. While we can look at a multitude of indicators to gauge how we are doing as a city and state, we must also make sense of that data to fully understand its impact. Historically, Growing Up In Houston has aimed to do just that. Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Growing Up In Houston: Assessing the Quality of Life of Our Children!
In partnership with the United Way of Greater Houston and all the other great funders of CHILDREN AT RISK such as AIG, Shell, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Meadows Foundation, we are pleased to present you with this publication, providing a glimpse into the well-being of Houston’s children. With this publication, it is our goal to provide all who have a stake in our childrens future with a tool to help identify the most strategic and pressing areas for intervention, chart new paths to move Houston forward, and track progress over time.
On behalf of CHILDREN AT RISK, we invite and encourage you to use this publication to advocate for children. While much progress has been made, there is still work to be done. The time is now to believe in our children, ensuring they have whatever they need to reach their full potential. Lets get to work!