ONE IN FOUR AMERICAN CHILDREN UNDER SIX ARE LIVING IN POVERTY.
Children in underserved communities are more likely to develop psychological disorders that last into adulthood, even after an improved financial situation. More than half are unprepared to start school, lacking physical health, emotional and behavioral competency, and appropriate math and reading skills.
of youth from families in the top income quartile graduate college by 24.
of youth from families in the lowest income quartile graduate college by 24.