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Budget cuts are hurting our children and their future

Investments in our young people have long lasting implications for their future, and for our communities. Education, for example, is one of the leading indicators of success in a young person’s life.  Youth with less than a high school education or GED face a 346 percent higher risk of experiencing homelessness than their peers. Adult prisons, meanwhile, report that among inmates, an estimated 68 percent have not received a high school diploma. In juvenile detention facilities, studies show, average reading levels consistently measure at between the first and sixth grade.