Poverty in Wisconsin hit its highest level in 30 years during the five-year period ending in 2014.
Each year spent in poverty reduces a child's chance of graduating from high school by 2 percentage points.
Students from low income, low skill, and low education families, are twice as likely to drop out than students from affluent families.
Poverty is ultimately related to inadequate nutrition,violence (all forms), housing instability, mental health, decreased attainment of education and decreased employmnent.
These areas of need, lead to start an organization that helps students, not just academically, but also teach them life skills and experiences that would fulfill Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. (see image below)