Infographic | September 20, 2016

A Strong Start for Children [Infographic]

High-quality home visiting and early childhood programs strengthen citizen readiness

New data from the 2016 Citizen-Readiness Index shows that the majority of young Americans aren’t citizen ready—unprepared for the workforce, unqualified for military service, or involved in crime. A child’s odds of being a well-adjusted young child, a successful student, and a crime-free, educated, and employed young adult are affected by the quality of support and mentoring that he or she receives at home and in school. This infographic shows two paths that the life of a hypothetical at-risk child can take with and without these critical supports.

Infographic on Citizen Readiness showing two paths kids can take if they and their families do or don't have the right support at home and in school.


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