Not all students have it easy in life, and that’s why Seattle Education Access is working to support at-risk youth as much as they can. They understand that when students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, school can be the last thing on their minds.
If you were worried about where you were going to sleep that night, would you be thinking about Spanish class? Probably not.
What if you hadn’t eaten since you had your free school lunch the previous day? Not a chance. Your stomach would be empty and grumbling, painfully free of nutrition.
Or maybe your block was up all night after a drive-by shooting happened, bullets soaring through your windows and hitting the walls above your bed. Would you be keen on studying then? No way.
Sadly, some of these situations are a stark reality for many students. School is a place to be away from home, a source of food, and often an unwanted extra burden. That’s why organizations like Seattle Education Access are so important. Their approach is non-judgmental but helpful, supporting struggling students and helping them succeed.
Their help goes beyond study sessions and tutoring–and actually helps students with problems they are struggling with–like finding housing, having enough money to eat, and having a positive role model. The world truly needs more organizations like this.
After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. How can we expect them to succeed if we cannot help them through challenges?