By the end of the 4th grade, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students are already two years behind grade level.
By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind
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. Share 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. Give for the children and our future - Support The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army operates the Kids' Academy after school program right here in Southern Indiana. This program provides children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment. In many cases, The Salvation Army provides faith-based sports, arts, and music programs, which may or may not be available in the local school system.
Homework assistance and counseling
At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic level.
Sports, clubs and extracurricular activities
Through a variety of no-fee and low cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to to make friends and participate in activities they couldn't otherwise afford.