By the year 2000, that ratio is expected to increase to one in two (Girl Scouts of the U.
For children under six who are black, the poverty rate was 50 percent, as compared to 40 percent for children who are Hispanic and 14 percent for children who are white (Girl Scouts of the U.
9 hours a day with their children (Girl Scouts of the U.
Children who receive no routine medical care, those who come from low income families or families headed by teen parents, and those who are chronically ill as infants are at greatest risk for lifelong poor health (YMCA of the U.
Though numerous studies have revealed a national crisis in children's health and physical fitness, schools are expected to further reduce funding for general physical education programs, placing emphasis, instead, on varsity sports for an elite few (YMCA of the U.
5 million reports of neglect and of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse (Girl Scouts of the U.