Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty.

Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty.

The Salvation Army operates hundreds of after school programs in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the country.

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By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already two years behind grade level.

By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind.

The Salvation Army has more than 400 after school programs in the United States.

The Salvation Army operates hundreds of after school programs in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the country. These programs provide children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment. In many cases, The Salvation Army will provide faith-based sports, arts, and music programs, which may or may not be available in the local school systems. As the economy has declined and local municipalities have struggled to fund these extracurricular programs. The Salvation Army has made an effort in many communities to provide these learning opportunities.

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The Salvation Army supplements and
supports kids’ educational opportunities through:

Homework assistance and counseling

At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic level.

Sports, clubs and extracurricular activities

Through a variety of no-fee and low cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to to make friends and participate in activities they couldn't otherwise afford.

Dance, art and music programs

We work to provide music and arts programs that many schools can no longer afford. From choirs to instrument training, poetry to painting, drama to dance, after-school lessons and activities help introduce children to the beauties of the fine arts.

Parental involvement coaching

We work to develop relationships with parents in efforts to encourage familial support in the education process.

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Poverty impacts education.

Students from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help support kids’ educational needs. Donate now.

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Children in poverty have greater learning challenges.

Children who live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to develop mental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty.

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Lack of education leads to lack of income.

31% of young adults without a high school diploma currently live in poverty.

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