Children mirror a community’s values, progress and challenges. If a community’s children are thriving, it is likely that the whole community is doing well. The Boston Indicators Project tracks progress through 2030—Boston’s 400th Anniversary—when many of today’s children and youth will be civic, political and business leaders and their children will be in school. As the most diverse segment of Boston’s population – more than 75% of color in 2010 – Boston’s children and youth need adult support of many kinds to develop to their full potential. Creating safe, nurturing places where all children can grow and develop their unique gifts is a responsibility of all adult members of a society. This cross-cut filter provides key information on the status of Boston’s children across all sectors, making it possible to track progress and understand challenges in critical areas such as health, education, safety, housing, community participation and access to resources such as open space, creative outlets, and education.