There are many reasons why donating to OberlinKids makes sense but the bottom line is this; with your support our children have the best chance to succeed in school and in life. Why?
According to the Ounce of Prevention Fund, research shows that the achievement gap appears long before children reach kindergarten – in fact it can become evident as early as age nine months. And at-risk children who don't receive a high-quality early childhood education are:
25% more likely to drop out of school
40% more likely to become a teen parent
50% more likely to be placed in special education
60% more likely to never attend college
70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime
Early childhood programs are the most cost-effective way to ensure the healthy development of children in poverty and offer the greatest returns to society.
Donate to OberlinKids today by contacting Jennifer Harris information@OberlinKids.org