Backpack Program Helps Hungry Kids

The Rotary Club’s backpack program helps hungry kids by delivering a backpack full of nutritious groceries to needy students.  The intent is to assist them and their families, with enough food to tide them over for other relief sources.  At Meijer, Pat Leyser...

National Student Poverty Rate Remains High

Poverty plays a significant role in the well-being and overall achievement for students suffering through less than ideal home and financial situations. Poverty affects student health, nutrition, safety and overall academic achievement. While states and districts work...

Trends In Poverty And Student Health

The economy is slowly recovering from the recent recession and many families in the United States are logging steady gains in education and health causing researchers to look as new trends in poverty and student health. Researchers note these as key factors in overall...