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Education Paves a Way out of Poverty

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

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Low-income Hispanic and African American students are most likely to fall up to two years behind their expected grade level by the end of fourth grade.

The same segment of kids is up to four years behind their peers by the time they reach the 12th grade.


The Salvation Army Supplements and
Supports Kids' Educational Opportunities Through:

Homework Assistance and Counseling

The Salvation Army after-school programs serve children of all ages. We provide one-on-one assistance with homework and school assignments, as well as the teaching and advancement of literacy and study skills.

Sports, Clubs, and Extracurricular Activities

Our no-fee and low-cost after-school programs give children from low-income neighborhoods a chance to play sports, learn athletic skills, and cultivate healthy, safe relationships with friends.

Dance, Art, and Music Programs

Our youth community programs enable children to experience music and art education in positive no-cost or low-cost environments. Our wide array of classes focuses on everything from choir, band, and dancing to drawing, writing, and acting.

Parental Involvement Coaching

Each Salvation Army community center is dedicated to equipping parents with the skills needed to support and sustain their children's educational needs.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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The Salvation Army operates more than 400 after-school programs nationwide.

By offering after-school programs, summer school programs, free summer camps, and summer programs for high school students, we provide a safe place for children living in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods to learn, play, and connect. These faith-based community programs play a vital role in supplementing the athletic, artistic, and musical education that is often unavailable via local school systems because of budget cuts. Perhaps most importantly, each extra-curricular after-school program provides a supervised opportunity for children of all ages to broaden their interests, abilities, and aspirations.

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to Help More Kids Learn More Things

Watch how we help ensure that kids in every community get the educational opportunities they deserve.

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