Our Children are in Crisis
Childhood poverty is a big threat for today’s youth. The statistics are alarming, and yet, this issue doesn’t get enough attention.
Did you know that 1 in 6 children in the US is growing up in a family that struggles with hunger?
If a child is hungry, they can’t focus in class and learn subjects. In fact, 80% of teachers say hunger affects a student’s capacity to concentrate. It’s hard to do anything on an empty stomach, and it’s even harder when you’re a child. Hunger leads to poor academic performance, which in turn affects children on a personal level and eventually compromises career prospects.
Kids frequently come to school hungry, so teachers often buy them food. But this is not a true solution to this problem. Kids develop feelings of insecurity, frustration, and powerlessness, and this impedes their social and personality development.
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Of students raised in poverty don’t finish high school.
These problems are abundant. Think of all the children who are suffering from these problems:
- Family issues—divorce, neglect, abuse, etc.
- Negative influences
- Learning disabilities
- Health issues
- Mental health issues
Do you think that such children will be able to succeed in school? Do you think they can break free from these obstacles without help? Left on their own, they are doomed to live a life of pain and hardships.