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2014 Kids Count Launch

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Transcript of 2014 Kids Count Launch

Amalia
50% of all VI children live
with a single parent.
TANF
SNAP
WIC
2014 Kids Count Launch
Children Population is Declining
Age 8
7,627
7,059
5,798
(Ages 5-9)
(Ages 10-14)
(Ages 15-19)
of VI Women,
ages (25-34) have
never been married.
VI Unemployment Rate
6.8%

11.7%
8.9%
5.8%
31
of VI children live in poverty.
Like Amalia,
Amalia was among over
50%
1
64
%
Healthcare
VI Children population=
24,869
93%
were born in the USVI

7%
were born outside
of the territory.
St. Croix, VI
St. Thomas
Where do our children live?
51%
3%
46%
Education
St. John
93%
7%
35,427
34,289
27,026
24,869
Poverty rates for families in the VI
of kids entering public kindergarten whose readiness skills tested
a whole year behind
age-expectations.
46
of 7th graders scored below
proficiency levels in reading.
%
64
of 11th graders also scored below proficiency levels in reading that year.
How can we ensure success for our children in the future?
%
St. Croix
St. John
St. Thomas
%
13,778
3,720
2,843
of public school 3rd graders documented as not able
to read proficiently.
of our children living in poverty.
31%
of children receiving food assistance.
67%
Amalia represents:
68
%
46%
of our 3rd graders and potentially 11th graders who are not proficient readers.
Paid sick leave
Pre-school
subsidies
Flexible Scheduling
Professional
development
for teachers
Higher
paying jobs
Home
visitation
programs
Tuition
subsidies
for parents
Increase health
insurance options for families

www.cfvi.net
See more at the

KIDS COUNT
Data Center





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