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Education and Children

Organized by: Yatin Dua

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THE STORY:

This fundraiser is completely about helping the kids in the bad neighborhoods have the same chance as their counterparts in the good neighborhoods, because we believe everyone no matter where they come from should have the equal chance of doing something in this country. Regardless of their gender, age, race, nationality.

Statistically proven: "Growing up in poor neighborhoods significantly reduces the chances that a child will graduate from high school, sociologists say. Black children fare worst of all" Black children, the new study shows, are seven times more likely than other children to grow up in the worst neighborhoods in the country. If they are stuck in the poorest neighborhoods from age 1 to 17, only 76 percent will graduate by age 20, compared to 96 percent of black children in affluent neighborhoods. Of course, you don't have to be black to suffer from bad surroundings. Among non-black youth, 87 percent graduate from high school if they grow up in the poorest neighborhoods, compared to 95 percent from affluent neighborhoods. The longer children spend in bad neighborhoods, the worse their chances of graduating from high school, the researchers found. Our results indicate that sustained exposure to disadvantaged neighborhoods — characterized by high poverty, unemployment, and welfare receipt; many female-headed households; and few well-educated adults — throughout the entire childhood life course has a devastating impact on the changes of graduating from high school.

So, we need your help in helping providing the kids in bad neighborhoods with the necessities so that we can help them to get the chance they are looking for in America.

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