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About This Event

Children born into low-income families face multiple barriers to success and tend to have worse outcomes than their more affluent peers on many cognitive, behavioral, emotional and health measures., Almost 22 percent of children in Washington County are in poverty, and according to the Indiana Department of Education, 49 percent of school-aged children in the county receive free or reduced-price lunches.

Join us for this event to learn about the effects of poverty on youth skill-building, behaviors and other characteristics that predict future academic and workplace success. The presentation will help increases awareness of the personal and systemic barriers created by growing up in poverty. Participants will also learn evidence-based strategies that they can apply in community- or school-based programs that are working to improve the life trajectory of low-income youth.

You are invited to bring your program or service information to share and to arrive early or stay after for additional networking time


  • Tracy Butler

    Director, College & Career Connections – Indiana Youth Institute

    Tracy Butler leads IYI’s College and Career Connections effort to expand the capacity of adults who can help youth fulfill their potential with a postsecondary credential. Tracy has spent over 25 years serving youth-impacting organizations and is unwavering in her belief that every child deserves to feel loved and hopeful.