"An action plan for children is North Carolina's first priority."--Bill Friday
Children living in economically secure families have the best chance of reaching their full potential.
Income alone does not lift families or individuals out of poverty. Assets matter for a family's economic stability and inter-generational mobility. Asset poverty is defined as the lack of sufficient financial resources to remain above the Federal Poverty Level for three months without earned income.
All children need strong families and supportive communities that provide access to the critical resources they need for healthy growth and development–including high-performing schools, quality medical care and safe outdoor spaces.
Children living in families that are economically secure have the best opportunity to meet their full potential. All families need work and income supports and the opportunity to build assets and live in thriving communities that are connected to the mainstream economy.