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The KU Sport Psychology Lab and Children International Partner to Create a Caring Sports Environment for Kids

Sports Programs Help Children Develop Important Life Skills and Empower Them to Break the Cycle of Poverty
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The University of Kansas Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab (KUSEPL) and Children International (CI) have partnered to create a caring sports environment for kids in impoverished communities. A coaches’ clinic was held in Guatemala earlier this year where CI staff and volunteers were taught how to utilize sport psychology theory to make their Sports for Development program even more effective.

Cormack Family Funds New Children International Community Center and Youth Center in Colombia

The Cormack Family Community Center and Youth Center Will Benefit Nearly 12,000 Children and Youth
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Dave Cormack, the president and chief executive officer of the healthcare software provider Brightree, and his family were lead donors in the construction of the new Cormack Family Community Center and Youth Center in Cartagena, Colombia. The centers were inaugurated earlier this summer and will benefit nearly 12,000 children and youth.

5 Stories of Youth Unemployment Worldwide from the GroundTruth Project

Children International Youth Contribute Their Stories to The GroundTruth Project
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(originally published in The World Post)

By Eric Johnson, The GroundTruth Project

Right now one-third of young people around the globe, between the ages of 15 and 29, aren’t in school or in the workforce. What are the factors driving this unemployment crisis, and what could help address it? 

Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

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Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

“Get a job!” If only it were that easy. Stable employment is key for escaping poverty, which is why Children International works so hard to help teens find it. But significant barriers to finding jobs stand in the way. When work is available, it is often no cakewalk.

Facts About Global Poverty and Empowerment

Children International Gives Kids Access to the Basic Tools They Need to Succeed
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Facts About Global Poverty and Empowerment

Empowering kids is a big part of what Children International does. But what does it mean? Giving kids access to the basic tools they need to succeed. Instilling in them confidence that they can break free from poverty. Building them into engaged citizens of their communities. To name just a few, of course!

Did you know that worldwide, 2 billion people are without any kind of bank account?

Facts About Global Poverty and Education

Education Is One Key Area of Focus in Children International's Poverty-Fighting Approach
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Facts About Global Poverty and Education

Everyone knows that education is important, but its role in giving kids a ticket out of poverty is huge! Learn more about just how essential education is and see why it’s one of the key areas of focus in Children International's poverty-fighting approach.

Did you know that a woman’s earning potential will be up to 20% higher for every year of schooling she completes?

Facts About Global Poverty and Health

Poverty and Health Are Strongly Linked - That's Why Children International Focuses on Improving Health for Kids
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Facts About Global Poverty and Health

Poverty and health are strongly linked. Health problems can plunge people into poverty or keep them from escaping it, and those in poverty are more likely to suffer disease because of lack of treatment. It’s why Children International focuses on improving health for kids.

Did you know that each year, 2 million children die from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia because families can't afford treatment? 

Global Poverty Facts

Children International Is Focused on Ending Poverty by Helping Children and Youth
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Global Poverty Facts

How does health impact poverty? Does a lack of education cause poverty, or does poverty create a lack of access to education? And can poor health impact education, too? Yeah, it gets complicated. Cause and effect can be difficult to pin down. In reality, all of these challenges are intertwined.

Visit children.org to check out some facts about poverty that may surprise you. 

 

TOMS Giving Partner Children International Celebrates Giving Nearly 3 Million Pairs of Shoes

The CI and TOMS’ partnership began in 2013 resulting in millions of pairs of shoes being given to kids in need.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ As the annual event One Day Without Shoes approaches, Children International is celebrating giving nearly 3 million pairs of shoes to kids in need and three years as a TOMS Giving Partner.

A Shaky Start to a Fantastic Future

A Children International Graduate Shares About His Experience with CI
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A Shaky Start to a Fantastic Future

By Emerson Latigay 

I am Emerson Latigay, a proud Children International graduate. Today, I am 24 and work at the CI field office in the Bicol region in a position I love. This is my story of survival amidst the difficult circumstances in life.

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