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Iowa Child Poverty On The Rise

 

 Brenda Welch, Youth Program Specialist for I-S-U extension says Plymouth County is fortunate as it ranks as the fourth lowest child poverty rate in Iowa.  But Welch says that doesn't mean there isn't child poverty here.
 
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Welch says a surprising fact about the study shows people with a high school diploma are not as likely to fall into poverty.

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Welch says another interesting fact about the study showed that those children who were involved with 4-H or another similar program, they achieved higher grades, and were more likely to avoid poverty.  

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