EnACT

Title

Breaking the Poverty Cycle: How Quality Education is the Key

Advisor(s)

Jay Ganesan

Advisor(s)

Samantha Taylor

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #4: Quality Education

Start Date

28-4-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 11:20 AM

Abstract

Only about 66% of students who graduate high school attend college, due to numerous obstacles such as financial difficulties, home obligations, and a lack of quality education. Many children in marginalized communities lack access to quality education, prohibiting them from fulfilling their academic potential. Our solution to help more students afford and attend college is to advocate for more government funding in marginalized communities, and to educate the public about how the lack of quality education at an early age disadvantages students for the rest of their lives. Our program, 4EQuality, can start at IMSA with student volunteers who write and sign petitions, create more inclusive policies, and educate their peers about the cause and effects of education inequality.

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Breaking the Poverty Cycle: How Quality Education is the Key

Only about 66% of students who graduate high school attend college, due to numerous obstacles such as financial difficulties, home obligations, and a lack of quality education. Many children in marginalized communities lack access to quality education, prohibiting them from fulfilling their academic potential. Our solution to help more students afford and attend college is to advocate for more government funding in marginalized communities, and to educate the public about how the lack of quality education at an early age disadvantages students for the rest of their lives. Our program, 4EQuality, can start at IMSA with student volunteers who write and sign petitions, create more inclusive policies, and educate their peers about the cause and effects of education inequality.