The numbers speak for themselves. According to March 2008 statistics collected by the Children’s Defense Fund, every day in America:
With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that 1 in 3 children in America is a year or more behind in school. And children who leave elementary school not being able to read at grade level are dramatically less likely to succeed.
Millions of our children are living in situations where their emotional and social needs are not being met, putting them at risk. Millions of children in America are searching for proof that someone cares. KIDS HOPE USA is here to give them that proof, one child, one hour at a time. Our proven programs join one church and one school in a partnership that helps children thrive.