Essay on Children Making It Out Of Poverty

1353 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
When it comes to the topic of children making it out of poverty, a suggestion that arises is that children in low income households need to just get the best grades possible and use all the resources (educationally) they can, to succeed in an insufficient environment. While I do agree with that idea, it is only to an extent. There are more factors involved besides trying to obtain a better education. Nutrition, sleep, and their surroundings are just to name a few. I feel like most people who grow up in at least a middle class family do not have a clue when it comes to the youth making it out of their unfortunate circumstances. A lot of people assume that kids aren’t trying hard enough to better their education and just do better in life period when they come from low income families. The fact of the matter is there’s a lot more on their plate than just doing well enough in school to get to college and have a shot at living the “American Dream”.
If a child’s environment is not nurturing, the child can suffer both mentally and physically. Therefore, poverty and lack of education are both factors that most negatively affect a child. Poverty is the harshest factor for children as it encompasses hunger, lack of access to medical facilities, and lack of well-being. Lack of education is another devastating factor as ignorance only harms and limits a child from succeeding in economy.

In the United States of America, children who live on less than $18,000 a year are considered to…

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