Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2019. University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Copyright © 2019 Rianne Rodriguez


Living in America can be difficult at times. The amount of low income families is rising as years go on and no one seems to notice. Parents who have no college degree, low paying jobs with no benefits, or no job at all can make it difficult to provide for a family. Children also experience challenges of their own that their parents may not be aware of. Together a family can endure the hardship of being evicted from their home.

● Parents will often do odd jobs in order to make more money (Hill & Kauff, 2002, p. 3) ● Children get jobs of their own to help pay bills. ● “Families in $2-a-day poverty who must double up with friends or relatives sometimes find themselves in a perfect storm of risk for sexual, emotional, or physical abuse” (Edin & Shaefer, 2015, p. 79).