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Published on Jul 30, 2012
Nearly 15 million US children are growing up in households with incomes at or below the federal poverty level. Often, their childhood experiences include exposure to gang and gun violence and lack of basic material necessities. The odds are stacked against them: only 9% will graduate from college, the strongest predictor of workforce success in our information-based, global economy.
Yet, some students' futures are breaking with the statistics. How? Each of them is receiving the quality of education that all parents wish for their children—one that prepares them with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in college and beyond.