Our society has too many low-wage earners who are especially vulnerable to changes in work opportunities and social services. Most do not see the “American Dream” of upward advancement as achievable. In this book, authors Katheryn J. Edin and Luke Shaefer profile several of the 1.5 million American households, encompassing over 3 million children, living in poverty. This workshop explores ways to involve students from all socioeconomic levels in projects that identify compromising issues and policies in their communities, and to take actions that relieve some of the barriers that poverty places on the ability of their peers and neighbors to live better, healthier, and more secure lives.
GRADE LEVELS: Primary through High School