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children need family…ideally two parents or at least one, who are committed to
their children's well-being, safety, and education. Parents can
make a huge difference in how their children perform in school. Without a
dedicated parent, the odds are against them. One in four Alabamians is functionally
illiterate. If you can't dedicate the time your child needs, the next best
thing is to put your children in situations where they will find adults
committed to their growth and development. Organizations like the Boys and
Girls Club have programs that provide homework support, team play, nutrition,
and access to technology. The public library has reading programs. The
Big Brothers and Big Sisters program can provide invaluable support to a lonely
child. The Literacy Council has one-on-one tutoring programs. All it takes
is one adult who really cares to connect with a child to make a huge difference
in that child's life.
I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" what's yours?
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