2004 Children’s Report Card – Philadelphia

Posted by on July 9, 2004

Mayor John F. Street Releases Findings of the 2004 Children’s Report Card
By Frank Keel, Phila. Safe & Sound

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor John F. Street, several City commissioners, officials of Philadelphia Safe and Sound, and an audience of more than 100 child advocates unveiled the findings in Report Card 2004: The Well-Being of Children and Youth in Philadelphia today in a City Hall press conference.

The report card is the city’s annual assessment of the health, safety and development of Philadelphia’s children and youth. The report card tracks Philadelphia’s progress toward achieving five desired results, reflecting the key factors affecting children’s lives: family, community, school, health, and behavior. Taken together, these desired results create a vision for Philadelphia’s children and youth.

A total of 26 indicators, culled from reliable and recent citywide data, were used in this year’s report card. These indicators shed light on the current status of Philadelphia’s children and track changes in conditions. For the fifth consecutive year, the city received an overall grade of Mixed, with inconsistent progress in this year’s report card.

To view the full press release, visit: http://www.phila.gov/pdfs/Report_Card_2004.pdf

To view the actual Report Card, visit: http://www.philasafesound.org/REPORTCA2004.PDF

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