Growing up in poverty means falling and staying behind in school
In Max’s case, poverty meant using old school supplies and worn-out uniforms because his family couldn’t afford new ones. At home, there was no one with the skills to support his learning – so Max quickly fell behind his peers.
Poverty has a huge, potentially lifelong impact on children. From an early age, kids living in poverty don’t have access to the books and learning materials they need. And, since parents often don’t have the necessary time or skills to support their children’s education, kids like Max start school behind their peers and never catch up.
"I didn’t have what I needed in class and couldn’t keep up with other kids."