Statistics

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SKC School Statistics

Phase 1 of the SKC project, entirely supported by Shania, was successful. It operated as a pilot project for the past six years in two Ontario schools. The success of the pilot validates the expansion of the project to help kids throughout North America.

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Additional Statistics

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  • One in nine children in Canada grows up without access to adequate resources for healthy development. (http://rightsofchildren.ca)
  • 12% of Canadian children live in unhealthy poverty, 13% live in unhealthy housing, and over 38% of food bank users in March 2010 were children who lack food, security and adequate nutrition. (http://rightsofchildren.ca)
  • In 2007, 54% of low income children in Canada lived in two-parent families. (National Council of Welfare. A Snapshot of Children Living in Poverty. 2009)
  • About 1 in 10 children (637,000) and their families live in poverty (Campaign2000, 2009)
  • Rising costs of post-secondary education are a formidable barrier to low-income students. Access to post-secondary education has become increasingly difficult for marginalized students, including low and modest income families  (Campaign2000, 2009)
  • 29% of all single parents live below the low income cut-offs. (http://www.childrennow.ca)

 

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  • Increased high school drop-outs, more behavior problems, more psychological problems and a doubled chance of divorcing themselves in their adult lives all puts a heavy burden on society. (http://www.children-and-divorce.com)
  • Each year over a million US children suffer the divorce of their parents (http://www.worldcongress.org)
  • More than 16.4 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. (http://www.childrensdefense.org)
  • 16.7 million children lived in food insecure households in 2011. (feedingamerica.org)
  • The high school dropout rate of children of divorced parents is roughly two times higher than that of children of which the parents did not divorce. (McLanahan, Sandefur, -Growing Up With a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps- Harvard University Press 1994)
  • 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year (http://broadeducation.org)
  • One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night. (http://library.thinkquest.org)