Many children throughout the Greater Kansas City and surrounding areas are living in poverty. Regardless of the barriers which hinder their ability to escape their circumstances the implications are the same; low self-esteem, low self-confidence, inconsistent school attendance, illiteracy & lower achievement in school, less participation in extra-curricular activities and a depth of long lasting social and emotional deficits.
According to the State of Children's Health; Community Health Assessment for the Kansas City Region, published 2019, it reports;
"a higher percentage of children under 18 years old live in poverty than the population as a whole. The percentage of children under 18 years of age who live in poverty has grown in every TSA county since year 2000. The highest percentage of children living in poverty is in Wyandotte County, followed by Jackson County, Clay and Johnson County".
Advantageous Afford is a nonprofit organization that was established with the sole mission of providing social-emotional aid to scholars, K-12, through monetary support, with the intention of building and maintaining their dignity, self-worth and striving to contribute to a sense of normalcy in their lives.
With the help of area Social Workers, Counselors, Teachers and advocates we will partner to identify K-12 scholars, actively attending school, who live within the poverty guidelines and that has a specific need.
Advantageous Afford was selected as the charity receptiant for the HyVee Red Bag program