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Teen Board Diversity Training

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Transcript of Teen Board Diversity Training

Effects of Poverty on our Scholars
What Are Your Resources?


Financial
Emotional
Spiritual
Physical
Financial Resources
Perhaps the first thing that comes to you mind
Who? Where?
22% of children in US live in poverty.
It goes deeper than the eye can see.
Living with limited resources affects children in many ways, some more obvious than others.
Emotional
Infants learn Empathy, Emotions
Spiritual
Mental
Knowledge of "Hidden Rules"
Social Support
Relationships, Role Models
It's not just the obvious - food, clothes, money...
Poverty level:
$23,850 for a family of four.
Low income:
You need about double the federal poverty level to meet all your basic needs:
$47,700 for a family of four.
Physical
Let's say all of the pictured individuals are equally qualified.
Who will be offered the job?
If they were students, who would receive the best grade?
45% live in low-income families.
Percentages of those in poverty/low income are higher...
* in the South.
* in the West.
* in urban and rural settings.
* among minority groups - Black, Latino, Native American.
But if you don't have this face-to-face exchange of feedback with a caregiver, you don't learn to process, mirror, interpret emotions.
How should I feel about this situation? Look at caregiver to find out.
But if there is chronic anxiety or stress...
lack of self-control,
critical thinking,
ability to concentrate
feeling of helplessness,
stop trying
I have purpose.
I am special.
I'm not alone.
I don't know why I'm here.
My life does not have direction or purpose.
I'm just one more human being, trying to survive.
Mental Resources

is the strongest predictor of the child's academic success.
Middle-class children hear

by the time they start school. Children in poverty hear

(less than 1/3 the amount).
33 million words
10 million words
Parent literacy
Registers of Language
Formal Register
For written assignments, tests
For the workplace
More structured, precise punctuation, sentence structure, word choice
Formal discourse: organized, to-the-point, direct
Casual Register
Language between friends, casual acquaintances
Limited vocabulary (400-800 words)
General word choice
Non-verbal assists (gestures, expressions, etc.) necessary to convey meaning
Incomplete sentences
Casual discourse: round-about, indirect, storytelling
Children in poverty are often not exposed to the formal register at home.
This puts them at a disadvantage for school and work.
It is harder to learn a new register than to acquire it naturally via exposure at home.
"Hidden Rules"
How do you succeed in a society where the schools, organizations, and well-paying jobs are governed by a middle-class set of standards, expectations, and ways of thinking that are unfamiliar to you?
What seems like "common sense" to one person may be foreign to another.
Poverty
Time

Money

Possesions

Personality

Destiny

Social Emphasis

Food

Clothing

Education

Family Structure

Worldview

Love

Driving Force

Humor

Power

Communication
PRESENT
FUTURE
HISTORY
SPEND IT! Express yourself.
MANAGE IT. Security.
INVEST AND CONSERVE IT.
People.
Things.
One-of-a kind, legacies, pedigrees.
Use it to Entertain!
FATE.
If I like you, I include you and go the extra mile for you.
Did you get enough?
Personal style, expression, flair.
Revered as idea, not in practice.
MATRIARCHAL.
Local.
Depends if I like you or not.
Survival, relationships, entertainment.
Sex, people.
PERSONAL RESPECT, ABILITY TO FIGHT.
Casual register.
Middle Class
Wealthy
Use it to Acquire & Achieve.
CHOICE.
Self-governance, self-sufficiency (don't want to ask for help.)
Did you like it?
Quality & acceptance in middle-class norms.
Crucial for climbing ladder of success.
PATRIARCHAL.
National.
Depends if you can provide.
Material achievement.
Situations.
POWER IN INFORMATION, INSTITUTIONS. POWER AND RESPECT SEPARATE.
Formal register. (Casual for friends, peers.)
Use it to make connections.
NOBLESSE OBLIGE.
Social exclusion - only certain people have a place in this circle.
How was the presentation?
Artistic sense and expression (designer important).
Necessary to make and maintain connections.
WHOEVER HAS THE MONEY.
International.
Depends on social standing and connections.
Financial, political, social connections.
Social faux pas.
POWER IN STABILITY.
Formal register.
Social Support
As you can see, a much higher percentage of single-parent families live in poverty than two-parent families.
The following are more prevalent in poverty.
family risk factors
Low-income neighborhood
Low family income
Detrimental parenting strategies
Substance abuse
Mental illness
Domestic violence
Few trusting relationships
Low level of education
The presence of these risk factors puts children at higher risk of
social, emotional, behavioral
and
problems.
A child's relationships with adults and role models shape her own role identity and ideas about her future.
To understand a child's family structure, ask:
Who helps you with your homework?
Whom do you care about the most?
Who cares about you?
Do you work together? Is it like a competition?
Whom do you trust?
What do you think about people in charge?
What do you think or have you learned about relationships?
YOU get to be a healthy role model and trusting relationship for children who may not have many others!!!
Time

Money

Possesions

Personality

Destiny

Social Emphasis

Food

Clothing

Education

Family Structure

Worldview

Love

Driving Force

Humor

Power

Communication
Time

Money

Possesions

Personality

Destiny

Social Emphasis

Food

Clothing

Education

Family Structure

Worldview

Love

Driving Force

Humor

Power

Communication
54% of children in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools receive free or reduced lunch.
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