Not a single young person in the United States will walk away unscathed by the current economic downturn. Some children are already feeling the effects of the recession; they’ve watched their parents lose jobs, have had to move from their homes, or are lacking in vital resources such as food and health care. Currently, 87 percent of students served by Communities In Schools receive free and reduced-priced lunch.
Some children may not be feeling the pressure of today’s economy at this very moment. But when they graduate from high school and are faced with entering a dismal job market, they certainly will. View full article »