1 in 4 Florida Children Are Living in Poverty

By: Melissa Roberts

Almost half of all children born in poverty remain in poor economic conditions into adulthood, and in Florida, 1 in 4 Florida children are living in poverty. The cost of child poverty is an estimated $500 billion a year in lost productivity and increased spending on health care and the criminal justice system.

At last week’s Future of Florida Forum, business leaders accepted the challenge to focus on prosperity as an economic driver and find solutions to curb generational poverty. Do you know how many families are homeless in your community? If we are going to help solve the poverty problem, leadership must come from the business community, not just the tax base.

Get Involved

Join us in a Cornerstone 2030 conversation by holding a town hall in your community. Email Jane McNabb at jmcnabb@flfoundation.org to be part of this important project.