Study: Child's well-being at 'highest risk' in Brownsville

A new study put growing up in Brownsville in the overall "highest risk" category for a child's well-being.



It was put together by the nonprofit Citizens' Committee for Children, and focused on five areas - economic security, health, education, housing and youth, and family and community.



The study found that 39 percent of residents do not live within walking distance of a grocery store, more than half of the children there live in poverty and nearly 66 percent of students do not graduate from high school.



The study also showed the community's desire to do better, including the first mental health clinic for children from birth to age 5.



There are an estimated 61,000 residents in Brownsville, including 19,000 children.


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