10 Best & Worst States to Raise a Girl: Is Yours on the List?

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Parents of daughters, ask yourselves this: How is your state helping your girls? The Girl Scout Research Institute recently published its report, "The State of Girls: Thriving or Surviving?" which examines, catalogues, and ranks each state in the United States depending on the resources and quality of life that it provides its young ladies. From physical health and safety to economic well-being, educational efforts, emotional health, and extracurricular activities, the organization evaluated all 50 states. And you'll never believe how they performed.

Take a look below at the 10 best (ranked from best to worse) and 10 worst (ranked from bad to worst), and see where your state stacks up.

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Are you surprised by the state that ranked dead last?


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