In the U.S., one in five children struggles with learning and attention issues. That’s 15 million children ages 3–20, and many of their issues go undiagnosed. The adults in their lives often have a hard time understanding their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges. However, with the right strategies and support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and thrive in school and in life.
America is facing a looming retirement savings crisis, and future generations will have a lower standard of living due to financial insecurity. Approximately 2 in 5 households headed by people age 55-64—over 9 million households—have no retirement assets saved at all. People age 50+ are the fastest growing age segment and can expect to pay for a longer retirement.
Research shows that young girls enjoy subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math, but as they get older, they start to feel that STEM isn’t for them, based on outdated stereotypes.
According to the US Census Bureau, more than 37 million adults ages 16 and above do not have a high school diploma. Data shows that high school dropouts earn substantially less than high school graduates and have a lower quality of life. Many must work multiple jobs to support their families--and without a GED® diploma, they tend to get the lowest paid and least stable jobs.
Research shows that African American students who receive UNCF scholarships are twice as likely to graduate college within 6 years, compared to those who did not. The new Better Futures campaign encourages potential donors and community-minded individuals, including college-educated African Americans, to support UNCF's mission by donating money to UNCF in an effort to get more African American kids to and through college.