It was recently reported that young children have the highest poverty rate of any age group in the state of North Caroline. A 2019 report revealed that over 430,000 children under the age of 18 lived in poverty, a staggering statistic that leaves much for our community to improve upon.
When families and their children are living in poverty, it makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to meet their basic needs and much less thrive. Without the necessary resources, children will struggle to experience a safe and healthy development. Low-income children also become at-risk for low literacy rates, especially when the areas in which they live are considered “book deserts”.
That’s where Promising Pages comes in. This incredible organization has made it its mission to “provide ownership of books to underserved children and cultivate a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships.” Studies have shown that when children can read more proficiently, they have a far higher rate of graduating high school and being successful.
At our Corey Hinson & Associates, we are deeply moved by the efforts being made by Promising Pages to make a true difference in the lives of the children in our community. That’s why, for the next few months, we’ll be donating $10 on your behalf to their organization for every person you send our way for a no-obligation quote. Let’s help our children turn a new page!