The economic conundrum


83% of low-income children aren’t reading proficiently in third grade.

Today’s jobs need higher level skills.

Yet 83% of low-income children aren’t reading proficiently in third grade…making them four times less likely to graduate from high school.

1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018.

The U.S. will have more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018.

Yet less than one-third of elementary school students are considered to be either proficient or advanced in science.

21% of 2- to 5-year-olds are already overweight or obese.

Obesity costs business billions of dollars a year in increased health care and lost productivity.

Yet 21% of children 2-5 years old are already overweight or obese.

School success is the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society as children enter the workplace.

School success is the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society as children enter the workplace and become leaders in our communities.

Yet as many as 40% of U.S. children start school without the fundamental building blocks to learn.

It comes down to families.

Strengthening families is the key to improving child outcomes.

Family environments are major predictors of intelligence and socio-emotional abilities…as well as crime, health and obesity.

Strengthening families from the inside out.
That’s 
Parents as Teachers.

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