Mississippi’s Risk & Reach Report: Opportunities for Children, Youth and Communities
Like a GPS, data can be a powerful tool for visualizing and navigating complex terrain. Using the data in this report, we can chart out routes from where we are as a state to where we want to be.
Understanding the needs (“risks”) of children and
youth within their environments (education, health,
economic, and family/community) coupled with the
available opportunities (“reach”) is at the heart of this
report. This is important to approximately 700,000
children and youth across Mississippi.