The Roadmap of Need is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth.
The Roadmap presents county-level data and rankings on 20 indicators of wellness across five domains: economic development, physical health, mental health and safety, education inputs, and education outcomes. We believe these five domains capture the interconnected conditions and resources that are necessary for a child to succeed, both inside and outside of the classroom. A whole child needs assessment is critical to understanding what is needed for each child to have in order to thrive in school and in life. The Roadmap serves as a key resource for policymakers, school leaders, out of school time providers, funders, nonprofits, families, and the public to identify and communicate about areas in need of targeted investment.