Breaking the Cycle of U.S. Child Poverty
In the U.S., child poverty is a growing problem. Today, 1 in 5 U.S. children grow up poverty, living without critical things like books, preschool, healthy foods, and places to play and exercise — things that help children thrive and grow in mind and body. Child poverty in the U.S. can mean no safety net in times of crisis — or being unable to see a better future.
These children are at high risk of falling behind early, struggling in school, and dropping out. Because of circumstances beyond their control, millions of children never reach their full potential. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Save the Children’s Work in the United States
We protect the nation’s most vulnerable children and give them early opportunities to learn so they can succeed in school and life, and live healthy, active lives. We prepare children for disasters are protect them when crisis strikes. And, we advocate to ensure children’s voices are hard and their needs addressed, nationwide.
Explore Our U.S. Programs
Children can’t vote or influence the policies governing their lives. Save the Children helps give a voice to the 16 million children living in poverty across the U.S. HOW WE ADVOCATE FOR KIDS.
Save the Children has served more than 1.5 million U.S. children affected by disasters and we continue to keep kids safe by preparing them for emergencies. EXPLORE OUR EMERGENCY PROGRAMS.
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