Youth Services

We envision a future where children thrive; where they have the tools they need to succeed in school, as well as in life. According to federal data , more than half of public school students come from low-income backgrounds, living in or near poverty. These students often struggle with basic needs–food, shelter, and clothing–leaving little time or energy for academic endeavors. The British Journal of Sociology of Education notes children living in poverty have a higher rate of absenteeism or leave school altogether because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members. The National Center…

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