Children's Art Exchange Between Haiti and VSA Tennessee: Poverty Art Project
Poverty Art Project
Dylan Santiago- Recorder
Regina Shelton- Binder / Display Board
Ashley Stamper- Research / Logistics / Photographer
Lindsey Wynn- Group Leader
• Poverty line is a family of 4 which
earns less than $23,021 as of 2011
• That was raised to $23,850 in 2014
• That’s a difference of $829 in 3 years
• 16% of the American population is in
How much is 16% of
the US Population?
• The US population is currently 317
317,000,000 x .16 =
63,400,000 people that live in
poverty in the US alone
• 1 in 3 individuals have a chance of
escaping poverty in any given year
63,400,000 x (1/3) =
~21,130,000 people have a chance of
• Half of those who get out of poverty will
return to poverty within 5 years
10,565,000 will escape poverty
for at least 5 years
That’s only 16%, 84% of
people will remain in
The Poverty Cycle
No Funds for
Children and Poverty
• 20% of American Children live in
• That equates to 30 million children
• Children living in poverty have a
higher number of absenteeism
• Students aged 16-24 are 7 times more
likely to drop out
• Children that live below the poverty
line are 1.3 times more likely to have
developmental delays or learning
• 12% of children living in poverty have
learning disabilities compared to 6% of
children who are not poor
• 40% of children in poverty aren’t
prepared for primary schooling
• By 4th grade they’re already 2 years
behind grade level,; by 12th grade
they’re 4 years behind
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