Preparing Hawai‘i’s Keiki for the New School Year

Did you know that less than half of children in poverty are ready for school at age five?

With the Back to School season upon us, many of us are preparing our little ones for the school year with new clothes and school supplies, but let’s also remember to keep fighting poverty to get the best educational results for all of Hawai‘i’s children.

Students of all ages are less likely to excel if they lack nutritious food and suffer from other risk factors. For more information, view the Children’s Defense Fund report.