Children born into poverty and violence often suffer from preventable illness and health issues that go untreated.
Children worrying about their next meal, safe drinking water or physical pain often fall behind in school or do not attend at all.
Youth lacking an education find themselves without employment opportunities leading to increased involvement in drugs, violence and gang affiliation.
Many youth in poverty don't have the skills needed to find work, like résumé writing, interview prep or even understanding where to find a job.
At Children International, we know children in poverty are at risk of becoming adults in poverty, which is why our programs begin early, focusing on children and youth between the ages of 3 to 24 as well as their families. Your sponsorship or gift provides children access to educational and health care programs, funds career and empowerment initiatives, and builds community centers — all of which help children build a path out of poverty for this generation and the next.