Educators constantly strive to help each youngster who enters their classrooms to learn. But learning can be complicated by an assortment of factors, which is why in Hannibal a good deal of time and effort is being invested in identifying and helping students who are considered to be “at risk.”

This Courier-Post series explores the ways in which children can be deemed "at risk" and the techniques and methods used to maximize the opportunity for students to achieve success.

Part 1: At-risk population in Hannibal growing at a staggering rate

Part 2: Select teams identify, assist at-risk students

Part 3: Alliance aims to position youth for success

Part 4: Health and outcomes are intertwined

Part 5: Informal juvenile court getting students back on track