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Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty

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.

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

How we help empower youth

The Salvation Army operates youth programs in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the St. Cloud area. These programs provide children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment. The Salvation Army will continue to make an effort in the local communities to provide these learning opportunities.

Backpack and School Supply Assistance
Time is ticking for kids to enjoy the end of their summer break as calendars turn into August, and stress levels can rise as back-to-school activities beckon to millions of families nationwide. The Salvation Army coordinates back-to-school events and distributions for families in need of a helping hand.

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