Lack of access to quality education can significantly hinder student outcomes. Matriculation into college or university, as well as career-prospects, seriously dwindle as a result of educational inequity. Further, the resources students are given in middle/high-school have a large impact on the tools they have to succeed in the future.
Limited access to health care is an ongoing issue that impacts students directly or indirectly. We cannot expect kids to go to school if they or a loved one are in need of health care but are unable to receive it. In addition, lack of health care can negatively impact a student’s quality of life.
This issue is important because felony imprisonment is often a result of issues such as racial of issues such as racial profiling or the school-to-prison pipeline and can hinder the ability for youth to feel as if they belong to today’s rapidly-evolving society. Imprisonment also prevents people from finding adequate jobs and housing upon release.
Mental health significantly impacts an individual’s daily life and plays a role in how they perform academically or how they interact with other people. In additional, mental health can exacerbate our other issue areas.
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