The Problem

Inequality of Opportunity

There are five and a half million young children living in poverty in America. Without high-quality learning experiences and healthy relationships, at-risk children are less likely to grow into accomplished students, successful workers and engaged citizens. When we fail to unlock the true potential of millions of children, it affects all of us.

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The Cost of Inaction

At-risk children who don’t receive a high-quality early childhood education are:

25% more likely to drop out of school

40% more likely to become a teen parent

50% more likely to be placed in special education

60% more likely to never attend college

70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime


Measurable, Not a Metaphor

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