21st Century Project

Teens in Poverty

Miryan Aguilar M.

May 23, 2016

HNS English 2

Mrs. Whittington

The Topic

What is Poverty?

  • Lack of shelter, clean water, food
  • Poor financial situation
  • Low education
  • Hunger
  • Fear of the future
  • Bad behavior

  • Poverty is all around us
  • 1/2 of the world population is living in poverty
  • Knowing the affects of what this does to people can really change peoples thoughts and could probably help reduce the poverty rates.

Why Dos It Matter?
  • Poverty can change the behavior of a person, if they know the the long term effects of what poverty can do to a person, they might make better life decisions.
  • Everyone needs to be aware of how many people poverty affects 1 billion children all over the world
  • Almost everyone has experienced poverty or knows of someone who has
  • Nearly 1/2 of the worlds population is living in poverty (3 billion people); living on $2.50 or less.
  • More than 1.3 people live in extreme poverty; less than $1.50 a day,

How Does This Affects Teens?

  1. Poor life decisions
  2. Poor behavior
  3. Teen girls getting pregnant
  4. Teens joining gangs
  5. Dropping out of school
  6. No time and money for any type of activities
  7. Abuse
  8. Mood swings
  9. Bad language
  10. Stress

Literary Connection

Oliver Twist

Is a movie about a young boy who spends much of his young life living in poverty at a child workhouse after his mother died while giving birth. Throughout the movie , Oliver Twist is abused, starved, and forced to steal. Even when he found a home, he was quickly kidnapped before eventually being rescued.


Create a place where kids can have a place to get help with schoolwork and not worry about home life.

Have people to donate clothes, foods etc.

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