Children in the states factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, April 2013
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk. more info >
Child and Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development, December 2012, 29 pp.
Annual report on the well-being of children in the U.S. Includes data on economic well-being, health, safe/risky behavior, educational attainment, community engagement, social relationships, and emotional/spiritual well-being. more info >
Wilder Research, November 2012, 64 pp.
A look at disparities in education, economic vitality, and social capital indicators for the city of Minneapolis, commissioned by The Minneapolis Foundation. more info >
Investing in the enterprise of youth: Youthprise and learning beyond the classroom
Youthprise, November 2012, 14 pp.
Outlines the importance of out-of-school time activities for youth and the challenges that need to be addressed in providing meaningful opportunities. more info >
North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, November 2012, 220 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors. more info >
Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2012, 60 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
Minnesota Kids Count data book
Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2012, 52 pp.
Snapshot of data on 10 indicators of child well-being in Minnesota. The state is ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. Data are also provided by region. more info >
The state of America's children
Children's Defense Fund, July 2012, 185 pp.
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually. Select "Annual Report" in the "Type" box to get to these reports. more info >
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2012
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report. more info >
2011 Childhood needs assessment of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota
North Dakota State University Center for Social Research, May 2012, 79 pp.
Presents demographic, child development, school readiness, and academic achievement data for children of Bismarck and Mandan. The report is in conjunction with the MSA United Way adoption of a Community Impact Model, a national movement across the United Way system. more info >
Best practices for tutoring programs: a guide to quality
Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, December 2011, 69 pp.
Presents research-based insights into the systems and habits that cultivate the most rewarding learning environments for youth. more info >
Beds not buses: Housing vs. transportation for homeless students
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, September 2011, 21 pp.
This report explores the idea that providing affordable housing to homeless families is more cost-effective than providing federally mandated transportation for homeless students. more info >
Immigrant children: The Future of Children Spring 2011
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2011, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at the well-being of immigrant children and what can be done to improve their educational attainment, health, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility. more info >
The impact of youth development programs on student academic achievement
National Collaboration for Youth, March 2011, 8 pp.
This brief cites evaluations and profiles of a sample of diverse community-based programs that affect student performance and reduce negative outcomes. more info >
Teen Voice 2010: Relationships that matter to America's teens
Search Institute, December 2010, 60 pp.
National study of 15-year-olds. It focuses on teens' interests; their confidence, skills, and opportunities to influence things that matter to them; and the relationships they need to support their growth. The reports looks at how these factor correlate with academic, psychological, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes. more info >
Minnesota student survey, 1992-2010 trends: Behaviors, attitudes and perceptions of Minnesota's 6th, 9th and 12th graders
Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and Public Safety, December 2010, 52 pp.
This report identifies trends in the prevalence of behaviors and attitudes of young people, based on 21 years of data from the Minnesota Student Survey. It highlights key indicators across many areas of interest, including: academics and school connectedness, school safety and violence, mental health, ATOD, sexual behavior and family structure. more info >
Youth readiness for the future: A report on findings from a representative Gallup student poll sample
Gallup, August 2010, 12 pp.
Results of a national survey of youth that measured hope, engagement, and well-being. more info >
Young children of immigrants: The leading edge of America's future
The Urban Institute, August 2010, 14 pp.
Highlights information about children 0-8 growing up in immigrant families in the United States, including immigration trends, impact on schools, and parental and family characteristics. more info >
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
National Council of La Raza, April 2010, 38 pp.
This data book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of Latino children by integrating a range of key factors and outcomes in the areas of demography, citizenship, family structure, poverty, health, education, and juvenile justice. [For free view of report - Click on the document image in the middle of the page where it says "Open publication."] more info >
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained paticipation in out-of-school time
Harvard Family Research Project, April 2010, 106 pp.
This report examines almost 200 out-of-school time programs serving primarily low-income youth. It focuses on programs with high participation and retention rates in order to identify the program characteristics found to be the most successful in retaining older youth, as well as the strategies that cities are using to support participation. more info >
Nonformal learning opportunities, Snapshots on Minnesota Youth
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, October 2009
Looks at out-of-school time activities available for youth and the characteristics of the youth who participate in them. more info >
Minnesota out-of-school time funding streams final report
Minnesota Department of Education, April 2009, 42 pp.
Report on the structure of funding for out-of-school time programs in Minnesota. more info >
Exploring the supply and demand for community learning opportunities in Minnesota: A Survey of Minnesota parents and youth
Center for Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension, April 2009, 37 pp.
This study focuses on the quality, availability, and impact of community learning opportunities for Minnesota youth. It includes parent and youth perceptions and discusses barriers affecting youth participation. more info >
The cost of quality out-of-school-time programs
Public/Private Ventures, January 2009, 90 pp.
Analyzed data on 111 quality out-of-school time programs across six cities to determine the full costs of programming. more info >
Charting a course: Connecting out-of-school time opportunities
Minnesota Department of Education, April 2008, 16 pp.
This booklet provides information on the Department’s key out-of-school time funding streams, national resources and best practices. more info >
Status of girls in Minnesota
Women's Foundation of Minnesota, April 2008, 68 pp.
Examines the economic, social, physical and psychological well-being of girls in Minnesota. Includes data and recommendations for policy change to improve the status of Minnesota's girls. more info >
A place to grow and learn: A citywide approach to building and sustaining out-of-school time learning opportunities
The Wallace Foundation, February 2008, 16 pp.
Drawing on early lessons from a Wallace initiative in five cities, this report describes a novel, coordinated approach to achieve widespread, sustained improvements in the quality and reach of "OST" programs so that many more children can benefit. more info >
Differences in adolescent risk factors by "place size": 2007 Minnesota Student Survey statewide data
Minnesota Department of Health, January 2007, 41 pp.
Uses Minnesota Student Survey data to analyze adolescent risk behaviors by the size of the place in which they live and go to school. more info >
Positive youth development so far: Core hypotheses and their implications for policy and practice
Search Institute, November 2006, 13 pp.
Discusses the definition of positive youth development and its movement from being primarily a field of practice toward having increased credibility in academic research institutions, more info >
Positive support: Mentoring and depression among high-risk youth
Public/Private Ventures, May 2006, 40 pp.
Examines National Faith-Based Initiative programs that serve high-risk youth. Describes mentoring components, the relationships between mentoring and youth outcomes, and discusses the challenges of implementing a mentoring program for high-risk youth. more info >
Helping youth succeed through out-of-school time programs
American Youth Policy Forum, December 2005, 55 pp.
Reviews current research and literature on out-of- school time programs especially with regard to their effectiveness; explores the range of OST programs and activities as employed by the various youth-serving sectors; considers the untapped possibilities of OST programs to meet the needs of young people. more info >
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Princeton University, Brookings Institution, April 2005, 196 pp.
Discusses multiple factors that may contribute to racial/ethnic gaps in school readiness. more info >
The Effectiveness of out-of-school-time strategies in assisting low-achieving students in reading and mathematics: A research synthesis
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, November 2002, 2 pp.
Researchers "analyzed all rigorous research conducted since 1984 on the impact of out-of-school strategies in improving the reading and mathematics achievement of low-achieving or at-risk students." more info >
2007 Minnesota Student Survey results
The Minnesota Student Survey is administered every three years to public school students in grades 6, 9, and 12. All public school districts in Minnesota were invited to participate. This study included information about school, use of time, family and relationships, risk factors, health and safety, and mental health. Available by county, region, or statewide results. more info >