Is Columbia a good place for kids to grow up?
This spring, the Missourian has been taking a look at a topic that is often overlooked -- kids in the community and those making a difference in their lives.
The idea was sparked in part when America's Promise Alliance named Columbia as one of the top 100 communities for youth. More than 300 communities were evaluated on five factors: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others.
We'd like to hear your perspective on the environment Columbia provides for youth.