Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, thousands of local children lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.
Chronic unemployment. Financial illiteracy. Homelessness. These and other negative economic conditions exist right here in Sumner County. More than 42% of Sumner County households struggle to make ends meet every day, facing impossible choices between rent and food, medicine and utility bills, or school supplies and vehicle repairs.
When an unexpected crisis, tragedy, or trauma strikes, a family's world can be turned upside down. Too often, the healing that's needed to get back on track is difficult to identify or find, leading to hopelessness and despair.
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