4Tucson Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog Archive

April 21, 2022
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog: Healthy Families & Kids with Bright Futures

We are offering classes that teach parents how to use protective factors and resiliency research to build those into their kids' lives. The purpose of these classes is to develop healthier families, which will then also develop healthier kids.

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April 14, 2022
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog: Bringing the Village

When I was teaching on the west side of Tucson, a lot of the kids had never been on the east side of the freeway. They didn't know what that looked like. That’s why a lot of high schools talk to their students so much about college, to help them dream.

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April 7, 2022
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog: Influence, Council & Guidance

Kids need wisdom and guidance as protective factors if they're going to flourish in their lives. One of those protective factors comes from having solid adults who can be like their rock and mentors can do that.

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April 4, 2022
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog: Mentors & Flourishing Kids

An incredibly significant part of helping kids get out of poverty comes through connecting them with somebody who has very similar skill sets, somebody who is flourishing in their life.

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April 4, 2022
Poverty Reduction Taskforce Blog: Collaboration for Long Term Change

A man was standing on the shore and there were all these sea stars that had washed up on the shore and he was throwing them as hard as he could back into the ocean. And somebody came up and said, “what are you doing? You're never going to save them all”. He said, “yeah. But to that one that I just threw, it made all the difference”.

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