There are nearly 650,000 kids in metropolitan St. Louis.

St. Louis city ranks dead last among the state’s 115 counties in the composite
ranking of economic well-being, health, safety and education.

64% of students in East St. Louis graduate.

In Madison County, Illinois, one in 5 children lives in poverty.

4,817 cases of child abuse are reported in St. Louis County.

1,561 students receive mental health aid in St. Charles County.

33% of households in Missouri are led by a single parent.

41% of children in St. Louis live below the poverty line.

Cases of child abuse and neglect increased 27% from 2006 to 2014 in Madison County. 

in the state of Missouri, The number of children enrolled in Medicaid
increased from 33.3% to 36.8% between 2008 and 2013.

the number of substantiated cases of abuse and

neglect in missouri increased from 29.9% in 2009 to 40.8% in 2013. 

During 2007-2009, the infant mortality rate in St. Clair County was 8.1 per 1,000 live births,
compared with 6.9 compared to the rest of the state of Illinois.