The Excel by Eight Steering Committee operates as an extension of the health and education partnerships of the Monroe County Children in Trust (MCCIT). MCCIT is a coalition of community partners that implements interventions to support families in need. The committee includes educators, community organizers, state agency administrators and staff, home visiting providers, and child advocates.

Approximately 60 individuals participated in the Monroe County data walks. Families provided input during parent teacher conferences at the Brinkley and Clarendon elementary schools. Cottage of Knowledge gathered a family group to participate in Brinkley, and E8 Steering Committee members participated in a mock data walk.