Focus Area: Children
We envision that children in the Monadnock Region live in safe, nurturing, healthy homes, and communities and Monadnock community members receive an education that enables them to achieve their fullest potential.
Young children (0-5 yrs) are safe, healthy and resilient. MUW measures the success of this goal by tracking the child maltreatment rate per 1,000 children at the State and County level.
School age children in the Monadnock Regions are safe, healthy, and resilient. MUW measures the success of this goal by tracking the percent of families with children under age 18 living in poverty.
Transition-age youth are safe healthy and resilient. MUW measures the success of this goal by tracking the statewide number of teens ages 16-19 not attending school and not working AND the number of persons ages 18-24 not attending school, not working, and no degree beyond high school.
Why it matters:
Healthy children who live in a nurturing home, school, and community environment are more likely to achieve success in school and seek career opportunities after high school that contribute to economic growth.
Young children ages 0-5 years are safe, healthy and resilient
In 2016, the child maltreatment rate for the State of New Hampshire was 3.5 per 1000. In Cheshire County it was 6.9 per 1000, nearly double the state average, giving Cheshire County the 3rd highest child maltreatment rate in the state.
The map breaks down the child maltreatement rate per 1,000 for each county.
Source: New Futures 2019 Kids Count Data Book (Maltreatment data from 2016)
School age children in the Monadnock Regions are safe, healthy, and resilient.
|Poverty among families with children under 18 yrs.|
|State of NH||10.90%||12.60%||11%||8.50%||10%||10.1%||8%|
Sources: UNH Carsey School of Public Policy
Transition-age youth are safe healthy and resilient.
|Teens ages 16-19 not attending school and not working|
|Persons age 18-24 not attending school, not working, and no degree beyond hs|
Our Impact in 2020:
- 935 children across 15 towns participated in some form of afterschool activity offered through the Monadnock Region Afterschool Collective
- 329 children accessed quality affordable services at local child care centers
- 989 families with young children (0-5) across 34 towns received services such as home visiting and parent education through the Monadnock Alliance for Families