School to Prison Pipeline

October 3, 2017

Out of all age groups, children have the highest poverty rates and remain America’s poorest citizens. Childhood poverty continues to impact millions of youth across the United States and recovery in the aftermath of the Great American Recession has been “stagnant” at best. According to the Pew Research Center, children under the age of 18 make up more than one-third of the poverty rate, and youth under the age of 24 make up just about half of the population. Unfortunately, in about every major U.S. city, at-risk youth encounter structural disparities and and must overcome economic inequities that they shouldn’t have to face at such a young age.

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