Marina W. New York


I think that the most important thing we can do is to save the lives of those who are in poverty who can’t afford basic resources.

Dear Future President,

Poverty is an issue that we should put more money towards. Although our efforts have helped in the past, according to "Global Issues" , 3 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, are in poverty, and survive on less than $2.50 each day. Of that, 1 billion of those are children.

According to "Do Something" , 1.3 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty, and survive on less than $1.25 each day. The UNICEF, or the United States International Children’s Emergency Fund, states that 22,000 kids die each day because of poverty. I think that we need to help these people who are in poverty. They aren’t all in poverty because they don’t work hard, and, in fact most people who are in poverty work hard to earn the little amount of money that they get."Feeding America" states that 43.1 million people in the US were in poverty in 2015. In addition to that, shocking amount of children die because of poverty. 

According to "Global Issues" , between 2000 and 2010, around 92 million children died worldwide. Many children, about 2 million each year, die because their families can’t afford the medicine to cure the sicknesses that they have. This reveals that children whose families are too poor have to let go of their children. It’s extremely sad, as for some of these children were not old enough to make everlasting memories, and all of them, never had the chance to become an adult.

I think that it’s important to provide families who are in poverty with the resources they need to survive, even just clean water. A lot of people take it for granted that they can drink clean water, while, according to "Do Something", over 750 million people die each year because they lack clean water to drink. It’s important for us to help people in poverty get basic resources to survive and have a longer-lasting life.

I have learned that many people are in poverty, and I hope that more money can be provided for them. I think that although not all of these children are from the US, we should still help them.


Marina W.


"11 Facts About Global Poverty." 11 Facts About Global Poverty. Do Something, n.d. Web. 4&5 Nov. 2016.

Shah, Anup. “Causes of Poverty.” Global Issues. 28 Sep. 2014. Web. 08 Nov. 2016.

"Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics." Feeding America. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2016  

NYC Lab Middle School

NYC Lab Middle School

Lab students have been painfully subjected to three debates where they searched for policy talk. Four and a half hours later.. Now, our students will have the chance to speak about an issue of importance and possibly make a recommendation for improvement.

All letters from this group →