When these kids go to school hungry, sick, or worried about challenges at home, they aren’t prepared to focus in the classroom and often fall behind. Children living in poverty are five times more likely to drop out of high school than their higher-income peers and only 9% will go on to obtain a college degree.
help set them up for brighter futures, but that only addresses one part of the problem. When parents or guardians are working hard and still struggle to get by, there’s less time for everything else—including their kids. That’s why we’re working in elementary schools, middle schools, and community colleges to provide services that address the needs of the entire family under one roof.