Palo Alto youth possess strengths -- but face risks
The three charts (right) represent the number of "positive assets" found among Palo Alto fifth-graders, seventh-graders and ninth- through 12th-graders. Students with zero to 20 assets are considered "vulnerable or at risk," while students with 31 or more assets are considered "thriving." As children move into their teen years, the percentage in the "vulnerable" categories increases and the percentage that is thriving drops. Courtesy of Palo Alto Unified School District.