Think of all the inspiring movies you know about a rags to riches story; Someone that came from nothing and became a desirable millionaire. Unfortunately, these movies are mere fantasy. According to CNN Money, 70 percent of those born into poverty, stay in poverty. Keep in mind, the 30 percent don’t make it to be rich and famous, but just barely make it to the middle class.
Recently as I’ve been applying to colleges, I have realized just how difficult it must be for those who are poverty stricken to further their education. I’m aware of programs that offer scholarships and free applications to those who are in need of it, but the main issue is the lack of information about these programs. It is necessary to educate inner city schools on scholarship opportunities and how to apply for college. If kids born into poverty were educated on this information, it could start a chain reaction. These kids could get into and afford to go to college. They would soon become college education and secure a job. This will boost them to the middle class and hopefully even higher, and eventually helping to change the economy, but this cant happen without knowing how to apply for colleges and scholarships.