CLEVELAND — Whitney Young School serves students from Pre-K through 8th grade. However, many students and teachers are faced with a barrier they can’t climb without help.
Poverty drains many parent’s pockets and that prevents some from purchasing school supplies and uniforms.
“If you’ve never had this issue, you don’t think about it,” said teacher, Dannielle Jennings.
Jennings taught 25 students last year and said 10 were homeless. The issue creates a major distraction as students find it difficult to focus.