Students in low-income communities have too few chances to engage in the enrichment and deeper learning opportunities needed for success in today’s workforce.

Students in upper-income families spend 300 more hours each year engaging with caring adults and participating in enriching experiences outside of the classroom than do the three million students in lower-income households- resulting in a deficit of nearly 6,000 hours by the time they reach middle school.

Investment in Supplemental Education Activities

SOURCE: Tom Mortenson, Bachelor' Degree Attainment by age 24 by Family Income Quartiles, 1970 to 2012, Postsecondary Education Opportunity, 2013